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Old 09-29-2011, 10:06 AM
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Police Device Used To Steal Your Cell Phone Data During Traffic Stop - Translogic



"You may have heard about the Cellebrite cell phone extraction device (UFED) in the news lately. It gives law enforcement officials the ability to access all the information on your cell phone within a few short minutes. When it became known that Michigan State Police had been using the tool to access cell phones during traffic stops, it raised concern with the ACLU. Now, everyone is wondering if cops will be using devices like this elsewhere. Will this new law enforcement tool be abused, or will it be used responsibly in the pursuit of justice?
Call us paranoid, but we obtained a law-enforcement-grade software extraction tool for the iPhone to see exactly what data is up for grabs. You'd be surprised to see just how much data today's smartphones can store -- and police can access."
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So what is the device's purpose? To determine if someone was using their phone while driving??
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:02 PM
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"These tools can be very useful to law enforcement. Say, for example, a homicide was being investigated. Officers would be able to scan cell phone data to obtain the whereabouts of a suspect or victim in hopes of gaining more insight into the investigation. Legally, during traffic stops, officers need a warrant to search your cell phone; however, if you give them your phone voluntarily, they can use these tools to search it. Next time an officer asks you to give up your phone, ask to see a warrant first. Photo credit: dwightsghost, Flickr @ http://flic.kr/p/5hK1oz"

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i wonder if it would stop that from working if the battery is out of the phone

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Don't see the point of this when the telco can log everything over the network remotely. Unless the contact list was sought but Even unregistered fones are easy to link to an owner by df'ing to residences.

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every day more and more technological advances in devises are at the hands of law enforcement agencies , to deprive us of our right to privacy , hence our freedoms are abused for the protection of our homeland security- for which had our federal govt. hadnt had there pants down ! we wouldnt have had the terrorist plots exercised against us in the first place !

so should law enforcement agencys be allowed to use such an item at traffic stops .... no!
in a crime scene investigation ....yes !

there is a fine line between serving justice to an offender of the law
and shear SOCIALISM, which by chance doesn't work .
does anyone remember soviet russia as a socialist state ?
when it died so did the economic collapse that theyve yet to escape
socialism doesnt work! didnt then and it wont now !

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I guess I should probably delete the naughty pics of my girlfriend.

I wouldn't want the cops showing them to my wife.

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Implication is that the data grab is wireless, but what I see is the "high tech device" plugged into a cellphone. Is the grab wireless or wired? If it's wireless how do they know which phone in the area are they looking at and why would a device like that need a cellphone to act as a front end receiver.

I wonder what the whole story is...

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