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Former high court judge: Stingray secrecy 'wrong'
Former high court judge: Stingray secrecy 'wrong'

A former Maryland high court judge said an agreement between the federal government and local authorities to withhold disclosure of a powerful cellphone surveillance device is "just wrong." Retired Court of Appeals Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr. said Wednesday that he has no problem with law enforcement coordinating with federal authorities on the use of cell site simulators — also known as "stingrays" — or not wanting to publicize the technology. But he said police are supposed to be truthful when obtaining warrants. The Baltimore Sun has reported that police and prosecutors signed a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI in which they agreed not to discuss the...