With the dust still settling on the Fake Mobile Phone Towers spying controversy the US Government has been caught with its hand in its own cookie jar once again. Reports are surfacing at the moment that suggests the US Marshals have been flying Cessna’s equipped with DIRTbox technology to collect the identity of every mobile phone within range. Using 5 airports across the US as bases it is believed the Marshals have most of the population within range.
Manufactured by Digital Receiver Technology (DIRT), now a subsidiary of Boeing, the DIRTbox’s and their use by the US Marshals appears to be completely legal. Amazingly there seems to have been no laws broken in this snooping program. The US Marshal service is overseen by the US Department of Justice and has the sign off of the required judges.