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Lawmakers press for details on police phone tracking technology
Lawmakers press for details on police phone tracking technology

U.S. lawmakers on Thursday demanded answers about the Baltimore Police Department's widespread use of a controversial cellphone surveillance device and blasted the FBI for seeking to quash the public release of information about the program. Maryland Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger said he has asked the FBI for "greater clarification" about how the device is deployed, while Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the FBI appeared "blind to the benefits of transparency." The legislative response follows revelations that Baltimore police have used what's commonly known as a "stingray" 4,300 times...

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