This is the stark warning from a new piece from Julian Gehman, writing for The Hill. The whole piece is absolutely worth reading, so I am including the link here:
https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/422778-are-the-chinese-and-russians-listening-to-your-phone-cal . The piece discusses foreign government use on American soil of devices that are sometimes called cell-site simulators, aka stingrays.
These devices pretend to be cell towers and fool your phone so the owner of this device can eavesdrop on your calls, intercept your text messages, and basically destroy your sense of privacy.
The article has a brief discussion of what’s previosuly been covered on this blog: the need for a warrant when law enforcement uses it on American citizens. The article also discusses the national security and crime victim implications of either agents of a foreign government using them to spy on you, or a criminal using them to get your personal information.