Senate Votes to Require Pentagon to Disclose Cell Phone Spying Near Military Facilities

The Senate passed legislation Monday evening that would require the Pentagon to notify Congress of cell phone spying activity near U.S. military facilities.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) successfully added the amendment to the spending legislation approved by the upper chamber.

The provision comes amid fresh concerns over surveillance activity in the nation’s capital after the U.S. government detected evidence of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers — sophisticated cellphone spying technology often referred to as “Stingrays” — in the Washington, D.C., region.

Read more at The Hill.

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