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US spying on cellphones from the sky: report

Aim is to detect handsets associated with criminals or those suspected of crimes
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 05:50

San Francisco

US justice officials are scooping up mobile phone data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance programme designed to catch criminals, according to a report by TheWall Street Journal.

Small aircraft deployed by the US Marshals Service