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By Travlin on Sun, Apr 14, 2013 - 5:38pm

Can you hear me now? FBI admits warrantless cell phone tracking

FBI investigators for at least five years have routinely used a sophisticated cell phone tracking tool that can pinpoint callers’ locations and listen to their conversations — all without getting a warrant for it, a federal court was told this week.

The use of the “Stingray,” as the tool is called, “is a very common practice” by federal investigators, Justice Department attorneys told the U.S. District Court for Arizona Thursday …