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Miami Police Department To Purchase Spyware To Trace And Monitor Phones And Social Media

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MIAMI HERALD
New technology can determine in real time when someone has sent a message on social media, and who they sent that message to, said Miami police Chief Jorge Colina. This is not the first spyware technology the department has purchased.

The Miami Police Department will soon have its own surveillance technology to track and monitor phone calls and social media messages.

Miami city commissioners unanimously voted Thursday in favor of allocating $70,600 for the police department to purchase technology from Pen-Link, a Nebraska-based surveillance technology company capable of “intercepting, processing and analyzing” data from phones and websites.

The technology can determine in real time when someone has sent a message on social media, and who they sent that message to, said Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina. The numbers for incoming and outgoing calls to a suspect’s phone are recorded, and conversations can be monitored live with a court-sanctioned order, he said.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.