Four senators on Wednesday requested that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disclose additional information about cellular surveillance activity around Washington, D.C.
Reuters reported that Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) asked DHS to provide more information on a recent report that indicated foreign actors or criminals have been using eavesdropping devices to track cell phone activity around the nation’s capital.
“The American people have a legitimate interest in understanding the extent to which U.S. telephone networks are vulnerable to surveillance and are being actively exploited by hostile actors,” the senators wrote.