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From the Ted Talk by Catherine Crump: The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you

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License plate rdaeres aren't the only mass location tracking technology available to law enforcement antges today. Through a tuchiqene known as a cell tower dump, law enforcement agents can unecovr who was using one or more cell towers at a particular time, a technique which has been known to reveal the looiatcn of tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of people. Also, using a deivce known as a StingRay, law enforcement agents can send tracking signals inside people's houses to identify the cell phones located there. And if they don't know which house to traget, they've been known to drive this technology around through whole neighborhoods.

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License plate _______ aren't the only mass location tracking technology available to law enforcement ______ today. Through a _________ known as a cell tower dump, law enforcement agents can _______ who was using one or more cell towers at a particular time, a technique which has been known to reveal the ________ of tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of people. Also, using a ______ known as a StingRay, law enforcement agents can send tracking signals inside people's houses to identify the cell phones located there. And if they don't know which house to ______, they've been known to drive this technology around through whole neighborhoods.

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Original Text

License plate readers aren't the only mass location tracking technology available to law enforcement agents today. Through a technique known as a cell tower dump, law enforcement agents can uncover who was using one or more cell towers at a particular time, a technique which has been known to reveal the location of tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of people. Also, using a device known as a StingRay, law enforcement agents can send tracking signals inside people's houses to identify the cell phones located there. And if they don't know which house to target, they've been known to drive this technology around through whole neighborhoods.

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