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Apple Reportedly Defeats GrayKey Police Investigative Tool for iPhones

October 24, 2018
Police officer Captain John Sherwin of the Rochester Police Department in Minnesota said of the claim iOS 12 was preventing GrayKey from unlocking iPhones: “That’s a fairly accurate assessment as to what we have experienced."

Police Advised to Not Look at Suspects' iPhone Screens

October 16, 2018
Face ID can work against law enforcement because if police officers look to many times at the screen before the subject does, it can "force the iPhone to request a potentially harder to obtain passcode instead," according to Motherboard.

New iPhone App Allows Users to "Automatically" Record Interactions with Police

October 4, 2018
Siri Shortcuts allows users to do a variety of things on their phone with very little prompting by the phone's user.

FBI Agents Compel Suspect to Unlock iPhone with Biometric Locking System

October 2, 2018
FBI agents recently forced a man to unlock his iPhone using the device's built-in facial biometric unlocking system—Face ID—according to Forbes.

U.S., 4 Other Nations Call for Lawful Access to Encrypted Mobile Device Data

September 5, 2018
Following officials’ annual meeting, known as the Five Country Ministerial (FCM), it was agreed there is an “increasing gap” between the ability of police to access data and the ability to “acquire and use the content of that data” in the courts. Nations complained end-to-end encryption—used in apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram—is also used by terrorists and criminals.

Genetec Clearance Now Enables Easy Upload of Video from Phones

August 17, 2018
The new Genetec Clearance feature is designed to make it easy for the general public and private businesses to contribute to crime-solving efforts by sharing relevant video and photos from their cell phones and surveillance systems with law enforcement agencies.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Launches on FirstNet

August 14, 2018
First responders can preorder the new Samsung Galaxy Note9, which is part of the FirstNet ecosystem. FirstNet users can also pick up the new smartphone in AT&T stores on Aug. 24.

Report: Police Increasingly Ask Tech Firms for Help in Investigations

July 27, 2018
A new report released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies found that "local, state, and federal law enforcement made more than 130,000 requests last year for digital evidence from six top technology companies."

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

July 13, 2018

Today's digital investigator must learn how to extract evidence from drones, encrypted portable devices, cryptocurrency trades, and a growing range of appliances and products defined as the Internet of Things (IoT).

SCOTUS: Tracking Cell Tower Location Data Requires a Warrant

June 22, 2018
In a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police must first obtain a search warrant before examining location data — cell tower records that can show a person’s movement for long periods of time — stored on a subject’s mobile phone.

The Future of Law Enforcement Communications

May 2, 2018
As a technologist, it’s my opinion that agencies will soon be able to receive much more tactical/situational information from all active incidents, including verbal transmissions, without ever touching a communications device.

Cellphones Helped Start Deadly SC Inmate Riot, Prison Chief Says

April 16, 2018
Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said cellphones helped stir up trouble Sunday night at the Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville. He says the fights started in one unit and appeared to be contained before suddenly starting in two more units.

Cat Rugged Phones Built Tough Enough for First Responders

April 12, 2018
For police officers and first responders, smartphones are an absolute necessity. Cat rugged phones are built to withstand high and low temperatures, accidental drops, and liquid damage.

Pryme Introduces Wired Mic System for Mobile Devices

March 13, 2018
The Pico fits 3.5mm jacks with four wire connections (Apple format) and includes a built-in microphone and five earpiece options that can be easily removed and replaced. Pryme says this makes the Pico "perfect for multiple users who share a device."

Supreme Court to Review Need for Warrant for Cellphone Tower Data

November 27, 2017
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears its latest case about privacy in the digital age. At issue is whether police generally need a warrant to review the records.

Samsung Unveils Business-First Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition

November 3, 2017
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., has introduced the Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition, an Unlocked by Samsung Galaxy smartphone designed for the enterprise and SMB market. The Note8 Enterprise Edition brings enterprise-level customization, management, support and security enhancements to the acclaimed Galaxy Note8, making it a truly “business-first” offering for the product line.

Pelican Products Unveils New Cases For All New iPhone Models

September 25, 2017
Pelican Products Inc., has announced the launch of its full line of cases for the Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and the newest addition to the case roster, Pelican Shield, for the newly revealed iPhone X.

5.11 Tactical and Griffin Technology Join Forces to Launch Griffin Survivor: 5.11 Tactical Edition Rugged Mobile Accessories

September 7, 2017
5.11 and Griffin Technology have together debuted the Griffin Survivor: 5.11 Tactical Edition collection of rugged and versatile mobile accessories.

NYPD Switching to Apple's iPhone

August 28, 2017
The NYPD's switch to Apple's iPhone was prompted by the announcement from Microsoft in July that it has terminated support for Windows Phone 8.1.

Philadelphia Police Union Wins $8 Million Settlement in Smartphone Overtime Dispute

August 17, 2017
Philadelphia's police union just won a first of its kind case in an overtime dispute with the city. At issue was if officers being required to check their phones or email was considered being "on call."
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