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U.K. Wants Whatsapp to Make Encrypted Chats Available To Police

Why it matters to you Any time a democratic government encroaches on civil liberties, it sets precedent for many other countries around the world. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the United Kingdom government’s intention to persuade popular messaging service Whatsapp to provide a way for the authorities to …

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Court Will Let Police Force Man to Unlock iPhone

Looking to avoid a difficult legal fight with the likes of Apple, police investigating a man suspected of voyeurism have received consent from a Florida state appeals court to compel him to hand over his four-digit passcode. This raises all sorts of questions about constitutional protections for citizens, and highlights …

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British Police Legally Mugs Suspect to Unlock iPhone

U.K. police appear to have adopted an unorthodox method when it comes to getting around phone encryption — to access the data on a suspect’s iPhone, they decided to take matters into their own hands and, as the BBC reported, “legally ‘mug’ [him]” while it was unlocked. According to a BBC report, Scotland …

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The 4 Best Police Scanner Apps

A pop, then a crackle. “11-06?” a woman asks through the static. A man replies, describing a man in a North Face jacket. Some garbled chatter and another woman joins in, relaying a witness’s account of a hooded man trying to break into a closed school. The dialogue unfolding seems like the …

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Police Use Grindr To Track Down NYC Drug Dealer

Grindr not only functions as a social network for gay and bisexual men to meet other men in their area, but apparently also functions as a way to track down drug dealers, DNAInfo reports. Unlike most other Grindr users, 55-year-old New York City resident Harold Gondrez Jr. apparently used the social network for more …

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Police Use Grindr To Track Down NYC Drug Dealer

Grindr not only functions as a social network for gay and bisexual men to meet other men in their area, but apparently also functions as a way to track down drug dealers, DNAInfo reports. Unlike most other Grindr users, 55-year-old New York City resident Harold Gondrez Jr. apparently used the social network for more …

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Police Create 3D Mold of Dead Man's Finger to Unlock iPhone

Fingerprint sensors, it turns out, are only as impregnable as the fingers which secure them. In what appears to the first case of law enforcement bypassing biometric security in an active investigation, police in Michigan recently used a 3D print of a murder victim’s finger to unlock an iPhone. Fusion reports …

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