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How Police Can Crack Locked Phones—and Extract Information

SMARTPHONE SECURITY MEASURES have grown increasingly sophisticated in recent years, evolving from passcodes to thumbprints to  face recognition and advanced encryption. A new report from the Washington, DC-based research nonprofit Upturn uncovers how police have maintained access to suspects’ phones even as these defenses grow more complex: by contracting with digital forensic firms that specialize in bypassing locks and accessing and copying encrypted data.

Over 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial-recognition software to police

On Thursday a group of Amazon employees sent a signed letter to CEO Jeff Bezos calling on the company to stop selling a sophisticated facial-recognition software to law-enforcement agencies. Continue reading Over 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial-recognition software to police

NYPD Officer Found Guilty of Acting as ‘Right-Hand Man’ to Bronx Cocaine Dealer

Police have long struggled to win the war on drugs, but one NYPDofficer took a unique approach to the drug war: he helped the other side. Now though, the officer has been busted, and faces a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

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Police Accidentally Record Themselves Making Up Criminal Charges Against Protester

A Connecticut man, with help from the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, is suing three state police troopers for allegedly fabricating charges against him and—among other things—taking his camera without a warrant. Video shows the three state troopers allegedly making up the charges in the Sept. 11, 2015 incident.

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