Ian Smith, interviewed regarding cell site simulators

In an article entitled, “Tacoma Police Change How They Seek Permission to Use Cellphone Tracker,” The News Tribune quotes UW CSE’s Ian Smith. Quoting from the article:

“Ian Smith is a security researcher in the University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering Security and Privacy Lab and has studied cell site simulators and similar devices.

“… Cellphone companies have the ability to access that kind of information now, Smith said. Cell site simulators give that capability to anyone who knows how to use them, including the police, he said.”

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/11/15/3488642_tacoma-police-change-how-they.html?rh=1