Saturday, February 11, 2017
Stingray antennas being used in Surrey and Vancouver
Bloody hell, they just installed a camera and a stingray antenna right outside my house. Really?! There's nothing to see here guys. This is the same antenna they have at the Vancouver Courthouse in the DTES to intercept cell phone communications. Do you have a warrant for that officer? May I see a copy of the warrant? This is a side view of the antenna beside the camera:
Update: So all over Surrey you are now seeing cameras and sensors. They're not red light cameras that take a picture of your license plate if you run a red light, they are video cameras for monitoring just like at the mall. Everywhere you go you see sensor, camera - sensor, camera:
Outside my house you see sensor, camera and a stingray antenna:
With all the shootings in Surrey the cameras are likely a good idea. Cell phone monitoring isn't.
Wired dot com reported that a security researcher created a cell phone base station that tricks cellphones into routing their outbound calls through his device, allowing someone to intercept even encrypted calls in the clear. The picture above is of the directional antenna he used to reroute calls over his server to monitor them. When I was in Vancouver for the Nuttall case I called a reporter on my cell to give them my number. My cellphone was being rerouted through a different server when I called them. That is another way to monitor cellphone communications.
RCMP can spy on your cellphone, court records reveal
"The RCMP can secretly target and intercept Canadians' mobile phones, and they've used these covert surveillance techniques in a variety of major crime investigations across the country, court documents show."
Vancouver police admit using StingRay cellphone surveillance
Edmonton Police Admit to using Cellphone Surveillance then deny it.