The DOJ Might Be Using Planes As Fake Cell Towers
The airborne program is said to collect incidental data from any cell phones that connect to its fake cell tower signals.By Evan Thomas | November 14, 2014
A program intended to spot criminal activity is said to also capture innocent Americans’ communications — and this time, the surveillance is airborne.
According to a Thursday report in The Wall Street Journal, the Department of Justice has been operating a collection of Cessna aircraft like this one out of airports across the country since 2007.
The planes carry boxes which identify themselves as cellular towers to phones, and extract identification and location information.