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Multiple US agencies have purchased this mysterious mobile eavesdropping device

• By Joel Khalili

Multiple US federal agencies have obtained a mysterious new eavesdropping device thought to be designed to monitor 4G-enabled mobile phones.

Very little is known about the 'Crossbow' device, other than it iterates on the Stingray ISMI-catchers manufactured by Harris, used to trace location data and listen in on phone calls. 

While devices of this kind are used by law enforcement and intelligence across the globe, the air of mystery around the kit and a lack of transparency over the way in which it is being deployed has given rise to concern it could be used to infringe upon civil liberties.

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