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cellphone spying

Sending callers' voice conversations, text messages and current locations from their smartphones to a third party's mobile phone or computer. In order to enable this process, a spy application must be installed (obviously secretly) in the smartphone being spied on. In some cases, the compromised phone can also act as a remote audio monitor. See cellphone spy software.
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"This cell phone spying program 6 which potentially affects the privacy of everyone from Orange County's 3 million residents to the 16 million people who visit Disneyland every year 6 shows the dangers of allowing law enforcement to secretly acquire surveillance technology," wrote Matt Cagle, technology and civil liberties policy attorney for the ACLU, in (https://www.aclunc.org/blog/dirtbox-over-disneyland-new-docs-reveal-anaheim-s-cellular-surveillance-arsenal) a blog post  announcing the discovery Wednesday.
Now there are also IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) catchers - also called Stingray, Triggerfish cell phone spying devices..