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[cryptome] Fwd: Help investigate cell phone snooping by police nationwide



On Fri, Jun 6, 2014, at 02:06 PM, coderman wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Michael at MuckRock <>
> Date: Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 7:53 AM
> Subject: Help investigate cell phone snooping by police nationwide

[...]
>You can support the project at this link, and, again, even just $5 can
> make a huge difference:

Here's the direct link (I don't click the tracking links in the
newsletter, either):
http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/the-spy-in-your-pocket

Maybe it's just my crappy mobile, but I didn't see the link on the main
Muckrock page.

-S

> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Right now, we're gearing for MuckRock's biggest investigative project
> yet, and we need your help. First, a little context.
> 
> Local police departments across America are increasingly tapping into
> information from your cell phone: Your location, who you're with, who
> you are calling. Using fake cell phone towers, often called Stingrays,
> they generally don't even need a warrant, and have relatively few
> restrictions on who, when, and what they collect. Or how they use it.
> Since these programs are often funded by federal grants,  very few
> people outside of law enforcement know how, or even if, they're being
> used, with almost non-existent debate about if this information should
> be collected, and what limits should be set for for how it's used or
> how long it's kept.
> 
> This is where you come in. We're launching this project on Beacon
> Reader, where a donation of just $5, about what it costs for us to
> successfully file a request, can make a big difference. Just like with
> the Drone Census, often times MuckRock is the *only* group asking for
> this information, which otherwise would never be made public.
> 
> You can support the project at this link, and, again, even just $5 can
> make a huge difference:
> 
> 
> 
> If you're not in a position to help financially, we would still really
> appreciate your help â?? share what we're up to with your friends,
> sending in news articles you see or tips regarding cell phone
> tracking, and, in a few days, sending in information regarding which
> departments you'd like us to file with through a special page on
> MuckRock.
> 
> Thanks for all your support in the past, and we're looking forward to
> working with you to shine a light on this under-reported area.
> 
> Thanks,
> Michael
>