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Feedback at 5:00: Michigan State Police Cell Phone Tracking

We’re learning new information today about cell phone tracking devices and Michigan State Police.

Documents show that since 2006, state troopers have had technology to let them collect large amounts of data to fight terrorism, including locations of users.

The American Civil Liberties Union was able to get the documents using the Freedom of Information Act.

It shows the equipment was upgraded in 2013, and it was used last year on 128 cases, including burglary and fraud, but not terrorism.

State police say the agency secures warrants or court orders before using the devices, unless it’s pressing circumstances, like kidnapping.

What do you think of the use of this technology?

Should state police use cell phone tracking devices to solve crimes? Or should this technology only be used to fight terrorism?

It’s today’s Feedback at 5:00.

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