Balance the Public Interest and Privacy of Location

One of the tools that law enforcement uses to locate individuals is a fake cell-tower that makes cellphones to announce their presence. One popular model of these cell tower simulators is called the Stingray. From a Stingray’s roster of cellphone’s telephone number and their associated International Mobile Equipment Identification (IMEI) numbers, police can determine whether […]

Former FCC Bureau Chief Seeks End to Local Barriers to Wireless Competition

October 14, 2008   Dear Chairman Martin and Commissioners: On behalf of the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI), I am writing to urge you to place the interests of consumers nationwide ahead of parochial, and too often vague, unidentifiable, or inconsistent local government interests in matters related to timely deployment of wireless […]