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The Real News: Law Enforcement Might Be Sweeping Up Your Private Data Without a Warrant

'Several US Senators wrote to the FCC Commissioner expressing concerns over the use of Stingray devices in communities of color and whether police are operating it lawfully.' -- +The Real News Network
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