We are the groups that filed an FCC complaint yesterday against the Baltimore Police Department for breaking the law by using Stingray phone trackers without a license. Ask Us Anything!!
Hi Reddit! We’re the team behind the FCC complaint against the Baltimore City Police Department for its extensive and racially biased use of fake cell towers (sometimes called “stingrays,” “IMSI catchers,” or “cell site simulators”), which it uses to locate and track cellphones. Ask us anything about the complaint, police use of the tech or more. We will be answering questions from 2 - 3 pm ET.
EDIT: Thanks for participating. We had a lot of fun! This thread is now closed, but we really appreciate all of your comments!
Filers and AMA participants:
Brandi Collins, Color Of Change
Eric Null, Open Technology Institute
Steven Renderos, Center for Media Justice
Laura Moy, Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown Law, and lawyer for Color Of Change, Open Technology Institute, and Center for Media Justice