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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

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Launches on FirstNet

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.

August 14, 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

The Future of Law Enforcement Communications

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.

May 2, 2018

Cellphones Helped Start Deadly SC Inmate Riot, Prison Chief Says

Cellphones Helped Start Deadly SC Inmate Riot, Prison Chief Says

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.

April 16, 2018

Pryme Introduces Wired Mic System for Mobile Devices

Pryme Introduces Wired Mic System for Mobile Devices

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."

March 13, 2018

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