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Criminals May Be Using Covert Mobile Phone Surveillance Tech for Extortion

Publisher: 
Slate
Publication date: 
22-Aug-2012
Author(s): 
Ryan Gallagher
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In London, the group Privacy International has gone one step further, taking action into its own hands in a quest to track down users of the technology. PI has hatched a rather ingenious plan, investing earlier this year in what it calls an “IMSI catcher catcher”— a device designed to snoop on the snoopers, sniffing out anyone operating an IMSI catcher in a given location.