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Suspicious cellular activity in D.C. suggests monitoring of individuals’ smartphones

A visitor tries out an Apple iPhone 7 on the first day of sales at the Apple store in Berlin, Germany, on September 16, 2016. Sean Gallup, Getty Images

As the discussion over wiretapping and foreign hacking still dominates the conversation in Washington, an unusually high amount of suspicious cell phone activity in the nation’s capital has caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, raising concerns that U.S. officials are being monitored by a foreign entity.

The issue was first reported in the Washington Free Beacon, but a source at telecom security firm ESD America confirmed the spike in suspicious activity to CBS News.

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