10 Jul Stingray Gunshot Detection System May Pose Privacy Risk
Privacy advocates have expressed their concerns on a newly approved gunshot detection system that was patented by MIT Physics professor John Winston Belcher last June 22.
The patent proposes a device that can trigger stingray surveillance tools in the area surrounding a gunshot. A control system then automatically triggers one or more cell site simulators within the gunshot’s proximity to identify mobile communication services in the area.
However, there are still a number of issues to tackle since a warrant is required for the use of stingray devices in several jurisdictions. The way the device collects data indiscriminately also raises suspicion.
Source: SC Magazine