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­kraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones

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Police officers, Kiev, Ukraine

Police officers stood guard during a rally held by protesters in Kiev on Tuesday.

Credit: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The Ukrainian government used telephone technology to pinpoint the locations of cellphones in use near clashes between riot police officers and protesters early on Tuesday, illustrating that techniques that can be used to target commercial information can serve law enforcement as well.

From The New York Times
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