Cell Site Simulators (Stingrays)

Stingray devices are shrouded in secrecy, and it's difficult to obtain information about their use. Stingrays mimic cell phone towers, collecting all of the data from the phones that connect to it. While the user doesn't notice any difference, the police obtain location information, voice call content, SMS messages, and more. It's a huge violation of privacy, and the secrecy surrounding their use makes it even more difficult to determine how widespread they are. This page will be updated as new information comes to light, but please email us if you notice anything missing.


Fort Worth: Obtained a Harris Corporation Stingray in 2012, but purchased a new one in 2020.

Texas National Guard: Installed Stingrays devices on two planes.

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