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Apple Reportedly Defeats GrayKey Police Investigative Tool for iPhones

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."

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.