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Pennsylvania Department Opens Debate on Radio Encryption on Facebook

The Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department presented its citizens with a social media inquiry to provide their input into the question of whether or not some or all of the agency's radio traffic should be encrypted.

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AG Sessions Blasts Tech Firms for Blocking Law Enforcement Access to Encrypted Files

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking aim at technology firms for preventing law enforcement from accessing encrypted evidence for ongoing terror investigations, warning that such actions could have “deadly consequences.”

MA Agency Encrypts Radio Transmission to Prevent Criminals from Listening In

Beginning Thursday, the Springfield (MA) Police Department will encrypt its police radio transmissions, with the scrambling of messages on private scanners intended to protect officer safety, according to a department spokesman.

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

3 Realistic Solutions to Prevent Another FBI-Apple Fight Over Encryption

This debate has been dominated by absolutists. Some cybersecurity experts and privacy advocates are loath to concede that going dark is a problem at all, while many in law enforcement are scornful of what they see as decisions motivated by business interests and remain adamant that anything less than a real-time, on-demand decryption capability is unacceptable.

Apple's Phone Encryption Hampers Law Enforcement Investigations Nationwide

Police in California and other states have complained for many months that data encryption creates a major investigative hurdle in the hunt for killers, human traffickers, child pornographers and other offenders. Some fear criminals are intentionally using devices that run on newer operating systems because they know police can’t access them, despite having search warrants signed by judges

Because of Encryption FBI Can't Unlock San Bernardino Terrorists' Phones

Months after the tragic shooting at a health clinic in San Bernardino, FBI agents are still unable to unlock the phone used by one of the attackers, according to new statements by FBI director James Comey.

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