Cops can track your phone and communication in secret

| Dec 21, 2020 | Criminal Defense |

When sending private messages online or telephonically, many of us assume that these will always remain private. However, if a person is suspected to be involved in criminal activity or to have valuable information about a crime, there are many things that law enforcement and the FBI can do to track people and the information that they are sharing through private channels.

If you are concerned that you may be suspected of committing a crime, it is important that you are aware of the different techniques and devices that law enforcement agencies have at their disposal. The more evidence that law enforcement agencies have against you, the more difficult it could be to successfully defend yourself, even if you are innocent. The following is an overview of some of the technology that can be used.

Stingray surveillance technology

Stingrays have been used on the ground and in the air for many years. They can collect data not just from a targeted phone, but from any phone in the vicinity. For this reason, they are highly controversial, especially when it comes to their use in protests since they can track the movements of individuals before and after demonstrations.

Cellphone spying software

Cellphone spying software can enable messages, calls and location information to be monitored from a remote location. This is usually achieved through downloading spying software onto a cellphone, but there are other techniques for installation.

Protecting your privacy

You should always conduct mobile communication with the assumption that the data will be accessed by law enforcement if you are worried about privacy. However, if law enforcement obtains evidence through spying, you may be able to claim protection under your Fourth Amendment rights to be free from government intrusion into your personal space.

If you have been accused of a crime, consider the possibility of cellphone surveillance. Make sure that you take swift action to form your defense.

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