North Carolina Police Have Been Violating Your Cell Phone Privacy For Years

Worried about the NSA tapping your phone? Don’t worry, looks like the local North Carolina PD has already been on the case. A local police department has been privately gathering data collected from cell phones in the area, utilizing military grade surveillance equipment.

The technology is only supposed to be used for monitoring criminal suspects, but the local PD have been using it to monitor all citizens in the surrounding area. The Charlotte-Mecklenberg police department has been utilizing faux cell phone towers, that are capable of collecting all of the data stored on cell phones, laptops, and other electronics within range.

That police department also serves more than one million residents, so their reach is disturbingly far. According to the report published in the Observer, the surveillance system has been in use for more than 8 years, and has been targeting private citizens that have never committed a crime.

But local legal courts support the invasion of privacy. Saying that it’s a necessary tool when when trying to investigate crimes.

…So, what they’re telling us is your FreedomPop browsing history is subject to police scrutiny, even if you’re a private citizen that’s never committed a crime in your life.

Right to privacy is a thing of the past.