While no one from the agency responded to a request for comment, a former IRS employee suggested to the Guardian that such widespread adoption across law enforcement agencies may in fact explain why the IRS would find itself utilizing such technology:

Nate Wessler, a staff attorney with the speech, privacy, and technology project at the ACLU, told the Guardian: “The info showing that they are using Stingrays is generally consistent with the kinds of investigative tactics that they are engaging in, and it shows the wide proliferation of this very invasive surveillance technology.”

“It’s used by dozens, perhaps hundreds, of local law enforcement, used by the usual suspects at the federal level,” Wessler added, “and if the IRS is using it, it shows just how far these devices have spread.”

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