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Police Advised to Not Look at Suspects' iPhone Screens

Police Advised to Not Look at Suspects' iPhone Screens

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.

October 16, 2018

FBI Agents Compel Suspect to Unlock iPhone with Biometric Locking System

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

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.

September 5, 2018

Genetec Clearance Now Enables Easy Upload of Video from Phones

Genetec Clearance Now Enables Easy Upload of Video from Phones

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.

August 17, 2018

Report: Police Increasingly Ask Tech Firms for Help in Investigations
New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

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).

July 13, 2018

SCOTUS: Tracking Cell Tower Location Data Requires a Warrant

SCOTUS: Tracking Cell Tower Location Data Requires a Warrant

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.

June 22, 2018

Smart Phone Apps: Extra Features

Smart Phone Apps: Extra Features

Today we throw around the term "smartphone" with emphasis on the "phone" part of the word. But our real attention should be paid to the "smart." The processing power of these devices and their capabilities go far beyond cellular telephony. And manufacturers of law enforcement technology products have taken notice.

February 8, 2017

Hundreds of Requests to Unlock Phones Flood FBI

At the same time the FBI was struggling to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook, the agency was being inundated with requests from state and local law enforcement seeking help accessing the contents of hundreds of encrypted or damaged cellphones linked to unrelated criminal investigations scattered across the country

April 11, 2016

FLEOA Blasts Apple's Refusal to Cooperate With FBI

Following Apple Inc.'s refusal of a duly issued federal court order to assist the FBI in the procurement of data from the phones of the terrorist attackers in the San Bernardino, CA, shooting, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association National President Nathan Catura issued the following statement.

February 18, 2016

Smartphone Case Management App

Smartphone Case Management App

For any incident you likely use different methods to record interviews, take notes, transcribe them, write reports, take pictures and video, and then upload everything to your agency's server. QueTel's Mobile Traq lets you do all this via an app on the smartphone you already use.

October 29, 2014

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