By Kate Allen, Jayme Poisson & Wendy Gillis
March 5, 2018
Article from Toronto Star
Toronto police admit using Stingray surveillance devices, two years after they said they didn't
After denying use of the controversial technology, documents obtained by the Star show that the Toronto Police Service has used the cellphone data-capturing device known as an IMSI catcher, or Stingray, in five separate investigations.
IMSI catchers capture identifying data from all mobile devices being used in a given location — including, in the context of a police investigation, the data of innocent citizens in the vicinity of the target.
In December 2015, a Toronto police spokesperson told the Star: “We do not use the Stingray technology and do not have one of the units.”
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