Monday, December 12, 2016

Secrecy of Stingray tracking of Minnesotan's is because of ignorance, carelessness, or complicity

A step to bring more sunshine and accountability to rapid new and secret technology used by law enforcement to the public and Minnesota Legislature has fallen short.  It was more of a document of bewilderment rather than anything else.

By statute every two years the Minnesota Court Administrator's office must file a report to the Minnesota Legislature about electronic surveillance activities that law enforcement does in Minnesota.  Such detail as from previous reports indicated specifically for what crimes, what was used, and so forth.  The 2016 report which was released last month was a very abbreviated version from the ones over the past few decades.  Just compare the 2016 report with any of the others from previous years, quite a difference.  Here is the one from 2014.


What these devices do and with their software is track an individual down to within feet of their exact location.  With add-on of software could intercept content of communication between people.  It is so "secret" on these matters even today the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension refuses to release even the amount they are paying for these surveillance devices to the Harris Corporation.

The report released last month was the first one since the implementation of the new law.  There was no detail about tracking warrants, particularly, how many times the Stingray and their brothers were used and for what purposes. And the reason why?

Tracking warrants were to be unsealed after the order was no longer needed for investigative purposes. There could be extensions for continued sealing but as it was clear in the 2014 legislation, eventually it would be public and even the subject of the surveillance would be notified.  But for nought this has never happened......they all remain sealed and secret.

The promise of scrutiny by the public and Minnesota Legislature of secret law enforcement surveillance activities with use of hush-hush high-tech technology by the 2014 law has been nixed. (The law had a reporting mechanism to be a part of the every two year report, subdivision 5)

It appears that law enforcement and the Minnesota courts could be participating in a culture of secrecy either out of ignorance, carelessness, or just plain complicity in not wanting to follow the law.

For more background on this issue please check out these news pieces by the Fox News affiliate Channel 9 and done by reporter Tom Lyden:


6 comments:

  1. Well technology makes our life so easy and now a days nothing is time consuming thank you very much your post is according to the new era.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This particular post is really very interesting. It has a really great peace of Data,
    I enjoyed very well with this particular blog it has very useful information
    I like to much the style of this Article
    thats really nice and informative article.Thank You.
    Best Gas Grill Under 500

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for sharing such awesome article. In my views, the points that you had mentioned above are more than enough and will help me allot. I have save your site and definitely visit here again!
    hotmail sign in

    ReplyDelete
  4. We are the world best leading online newspaper portal. You all are the most welcome in our newspaper.If you want to get regular newslatter from our newspaper, please go home page business news and click the below subscribe button.

    World News :
    View CNN world news today for international news and videos from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Visit CNN News for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories.

    Politics News :
    Politics at CNN has news, opinion and analysis of American and global politics Find news and video about elections, the White House, the U.N and much more. What You Need To Know About politics news today.

    Business News :
    The latest CNN business news today : breaking personal finance, company, View the latest business news about the world's top companies, and explore articles on global.

    Sports News :
    Latest sports news for today from around the world with in-depth analysis, features, photos and videos covering football, tennis, motorsport, golf, rugby, sailing, skiing, horse racing and equestrian.

    Entertainment News :
    View entertainment news latest and videos for the latest movie, music, TV and celebrity headlines on usacnnnews.com
    Technology News :
    Get the latest CNN technology news latest: breaking news and analysis on computing, the web, blogs, games, gadgets, social media, broadband and more.

    Health News :
    Get the latest CNN health news today : breaking health and medical news from the UK and around the world, with in-depth features on well-being and lifestyle.

    Daily Life :
    What You Need To Know About The Good Life? Get the latest lifestyle news with articles and videos on pets, parenting, fashion, beauty, food, travel, relationships and more on CNN daily life activities news.

    ReplyDelete
  5. We are the world best leading online newspaper portal. You all are the most welcome in our newspaper.If you want to get regular newslatter from our newspaper, please go home page politics news and click the below subscribe button.

    World News :
    View FOX world news today for international news and videos from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Visit FOX world news today for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories.

    Politics News :
    Politics at FOX has news, opinion and analysis of American and global politics Find news and video about elections, the White House, the U.N and much more. What You Need To Know About political news today.

    Business News :
    The latest FOX Business News: breaking personal finance, company, View the latest business news of today about the world's top companies, and explore articles on global.

    Sports News :
    Latest sports news for today from around the world with in-depth analysis, features, photos and videos covering football, tennis, motorsport, golf, rugby, sailing, skiing, horse racing and equestrian.

    Entertainment News :
    View entertainment news celebrity and videos for the latest movie, music, TV and celebrity headlines on worldfoxnews.com

    Technology News :
    Get the latest FOX technology news latest : breaking news and analysis on computing, the web, blogs, games, gadgets, social media, broadband and more.

    Health News :
    Get the latest FOX health news today: breaking health and medical news from the UK and around the world, with in-depth features on well-being and lifestyle.

    Daily Life :
    What You Need To Know About The daily life? Get the latest lifestyle news with articles and videos on pets, parenting, fashion, beauty, food, travel, relationships and more on Fox news.

    ReplyDelete
  6. We are best and trusted bangladeshi online news portal website. Everyday we publish the national and international latest news. If you want to get regular newslatter from our newspaper, please go home page BANGLA NEWS and click the below subscribe button.

    বাংলাদেশ :
    Read Bangla Breaking বাংলাদেশ News on Parliament, Govt, Justice, Road Accident, Cricket, Sports, Education, Business, Agriculture, Population, Dhaka at todaybanglenews.com
    রাজধানী :
    রাজধানী ঢাকার সরকার/রাজনীতি, শিক্ষা, বিচার/আদালত, পুলিশ/অপরাধ, বিক্ষোভ/ধর্মঘট/প্রতিবাদ সমাবেশ, গোলাগুলি/আগুন/আহত, প্রেসক্লাব বিষয়ক খবর ও সংবাদ Dhaka news at todaybanglenews.com
    আন্তর্জাতিক :
    আন্তর্জাতিক,Read Bangla Breaking World News on USA, UK, India, Pakistan, Asia, China, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Australia, America & UN at todaybanglenews.com
    সম্পাদকীয় :
    সম্পাদকীয় - সংবাদ গবেষণা, বিশ্লেষণ, অভিমত, মতামত, মন্তব্য বিশয়ক ফিচার। প্রথম আলো, বাংলাদেশের সর্বাধিক পঠিত অনলাইন বাংলা সংবাদপত্র/পত্রিকা at todaybanglenews.com
    বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি :
    বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিষয়ক খবর/সংবাদ - Bangla Technology News। কম্পিউটার সফটওয়্যার, ইন্টারনেট, মোবাইল, আইফোন/আইপ্যাড, উইন্ডোজ/মাইক্রোসফট, এনড্রয়েড/গুগল, নকিয়া, আপডেট/আপগ্রেড, গেমস, ফ্রিল্যান্সার বিষয়ে রিভিউ, গবেষণা, ও ফিচার at todaybanglenews.com
    টিপস্ :
    টিপস্, health tips bangla, health tips bangladesh, health tips bangla version, health tips bangla diabetes, health tips bangla language, health tips bangla pregnancy, health tips bangla women, health tips bangla health tips, healthy jibon, পুরুষের স্বাস্থ্য, health tips for human, health tips in bangla at todaybanglenews.com
    বিনোদন খবর :
    বিনোদন খবর ও সংবাদ - Bangla Movie and Entertainment News। ছবি, শুটিং, মঞ্চ, শিল্পী, নাচ বিষয়ক ফিচার। প্রথম আলো, বাংলাদেশের সর্বাধিক পঠিত অনলাইন বাংলা সংবাদপত্র/পত্রিকা at todaybanglenews.com
    খেলাধুলা :
    খেলার খবর/সংবাদ - খেলাধুলা, ক্রীড়া ও ক্রিকেট - Bangla Sports News। ফুটবল, ক্রিকেট, টেনিস, বিশ্বকাপ, শিরোপা, টি-টোয়েন্টি, বল, সেমি-ফাইনাল, বোলার বিষয়ক ফিচার at todaybanglenews.com


    ReplyDelete