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The feature returns from the iOS 11.3 beta as it has skipped out on the public release. But what does this mean for law enforcement trying to use decryption box tools for iPhones in evidence?
It's a small box that allows law enforcement officials to crack into an iPhone 6s or an iPhone X. Will it be useful in the next year?
Apple's still-popular iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the new digital crime-fighting tools of the New York Police Department, replacing archaic Windows phones.
Sources say the police department's IT head was the sole decider in picking up Microsoft's dying mobile platform in the first place.
In the telecommunications world, it's been a painful week for emergency services access. TPS is off the grid while medics and fire take its 911 calls.
It does not matter whether you send the person a message or not, it matters that you typed in that person's number on iMessage.
Mounties used devices mimicking cell towers to capture information about cellphones connected to it to investigate a member of the New York mafia.
Police in Alliance, Ohio, are asking customers of Steve Notman to stop texting the phone they are looking at, asking for more drugs.
The department was investigating "The Shield" actor Michael Jace, alleged to have murdered his wife, and was able to get into a locked iPhone 5s.
We’ve spent hours on the subject of data transmission security and device security on this site. We’ve reviewed BlackBerry after BlackBerry and a Blackphone, too — with another one out there that we’d might want in our review labs. A lot of us treasure hiding data from our adversaries and our nightmares, whoever or whatever they are.
But in the case of smartphone encryption, you could end up causing a nightmare for if not yourself, then your family and the people that would fight for you.
Let’s be clear that the majority of smartphones encrypted [...]
Remember when Brazilian police snatched up a stolen Sony Xperia C5 Ultra demo unit? That was pretty cool. But what if police actually used smartphones in the line of duty instead of just seizing them? Police departments have been trying to push into the 21st century with their tactics and tools for … 15 years now. We haven’t reported much on the transformation of policing since 2009. But this story’s worth sharing because it involves a mobile platform underdog: we can now confirm that Windows software for mobile devices is running on active NYPD [...]