Privacy took a blow last week when the NSA got permission to keep operating a massive dragnet. Here’s some better news: As of today, federal agents should have a harder time using Stingrays to spy on cell phones.
The key is that some agents have been using the Stingray illegally anyway when building their cases. Once they intercept damning evidence, they don’t put it in their report how they originally got that information. This usage needs to stop and a return to proper judge issued warrants for surveillance will keep them in line.
Source: The FBI Now Needs a Warrant To Use Its Phone-Sniffing Stingray Boxes