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Mass. Congressman 'Deeply Concerned' About Cellphone Tracking

U.S. Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) wants cellphone carriers to disclose their role in helping police departments track suspects and conduct investigations.

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Michigan State Police Say Cell Phone Data Only Extracted with Consent, Warrant

Michigan State Police use devices to extract information from people’s cell phones only with owners’ consent or with a search warrant, an official told a House committee today.

Cellular Specialties Introduces Digital Repeaters

CSI's DSP95 modular digital repeater amplifies a carrier's weak signals, allowing smartphone users to stay connected to voice and video services. The repeater offers multiple frequencies, custom pass-band filters, output power options, rack- or wall-mount capabilities, and numerous port configurations.

Prison Guards Main Source of Smuggled Cellphones

Union officials say they don't necessarily oppose searches; they also cite a work requirement that corrections officers must be paid for "walk time" — the minutes it takes them to get from the front gate to their posts behind prison walls.

Baltimore PD Hits the Streets on Foot with PocketCop

In a bid to curb crime through community engagement, the Baltimore Police Department is using new technology to get back to the tradition of the neighborhood cop on foot patrol.

Military Mobile Apps Could Protect Urban Areas As Well

Imagine a 10-officer team staking out a group of suspects from several locations simultaneously. Now, imagine the supervisor and team can observe each others' movements, simultaneously communicate via text message and call up a map of an entire building that suspects are about to enter.

Pittsburgh PD Uses Text Messaging During G-20 Protest

Part of the story of how the department kept protests from getting too unruly can be told by explaining a new text-messaging technology to share information about protester activities instantly within its own command structure, as well as with outside agencies.