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The Hill: Markey demands info on cellphone spying

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Monday pressed the Justice Department for more information on a program that collects Americans’ cellphone data using airplanes equipped with technology that mimics cellular towers.

Markey said the program revealed by The Wall Street Journal last week raises important privacy concerns.

“The sweeping nature of this program and the likely collection of sensitive records belonging to innocent consumers raise a number of important questions about how the Department protects the privacy of Americans, particularly those with no connection to unlawful activities,” he wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.