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If you've been to London lately, someone may have been listening in on your mobile phone calls.

The devices are called Stingrays.  Mobile phones are tricked into logging on to them so a third party can snoop on phone conversations.  They're known to be used by police and other such agencies, but London's Metropolitan Police have neither confirmed nor denied that they're using the ones recently found in London, so there's some speculation as to who exactly has been intercepting phone calls.  It could be the police, or it could be some local or foreign intelligence agency.  Or, since Stingrays only cost about $1500, it could be hackers.

The Stingrays were discovered by Sky News using special software to detect signs of the intercepting activity.