Boston police promise to release information on cellphone trackers

The Boston Police Department has pledged to make some disclosures about how they use cellphone trackers, after months of rebuffing questions on the covert surveillance technology.

In a live radio interview last week, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said his staff was gathering information to share with local civil liberties advocates.

Evans said privacy concerns about trackers were overblown and called the technology a critical tool used only under urgent circumstances. Continue…