farfel Posted February 26, 2015 Share Posted February 26, 2015 Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 - Motion To Proceed 25 February 2015 Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL): "What about the device called the Pineapple? I had no idea this device existed. Here is what it does: If I go into a Starbucks and use their wireless Internet, someone could be sitting outside of that Starbucks in their car, or at one of the outside tables, with this device called a Pineapple, and instead of my wireless device using Starbucks' Internet system, it is on that Pineapple device and all of my communications are going directly to that person, and that person is able to steal all of my private information. That is a major theft. This is scary. Yet that device has been around for several years. "We have major privacy questions. The Presiding Officer, who is a member of the commerce committee, knows that we are going to be grappling with these issues, along with other committees, such as judiciary, on the right to privacy. "In the meantime, we have raised these issues with the FCC on this most recent detailed expose about this device called the stingray. If it is employed for our national security and our personal safety, which is the job of the government, then it is a good thing; however, if it is employed for other reasons, such as invading our constitutional right of privacy, that is another thing. "It is time for us to stand up for the individual citizens in this country and their right to privacy. I yield the floor. I suggest the absence of a quorum." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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