Are fake mobile phone masts listening to you?

Investigation finds evidence of ‘Stingray’ technology in use in the capital

FAKE MOBILE PHONE MASTS are being used to snoop on Londoners’ phone conversations, according to a report on Sky News.

A Sky News investigation has found that communications in the capital city are being intercepted using ‘Stingray’ devices that mimic mobile phone masts in order to listen in on users’ calls without their knowledge.

The surveillance technology is used by police agencies worldwide to target the communications of criminals, but it also collects the data of all other phones in the area.

The news outlet used a system made by German security company GMSK Cryptophone to look for signs of Stingray, or International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers, across London over a three-week period.

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