Tag Archive: Cops

Texting behind the wheel? N.Y. cops may have the tech to find out

Cellebrite, the Israeli tech firm which helped the FBI hack the iPhone 5c at the heart of the San Bernardino shooting case, is reportedly working on a “textalyzer” device that will allow authorities to find out whether a person as unlawfully driving while using their smartphone. The device would initially be used in New York, where proposed legislation may let law enforcement […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Multimillion dollar plan to give London cops iPads hits roadblock

iPads may be used professionally everywhere from the cockpit of airplanes to schools to the dugouts at MLB games, but not every scheme to roll out Apple’s tablet works out quite so well. According to a new report, a scheme to provide around 20,000 iPads to London’s Metropolitan Police Service in the U.K. has failed […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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iPhone’s encryption is so good, not even cops can get past it

Law enforcement has a love-hate relationship with the iPhone. Features like Activation Lock have helped crack down on smartphone thefts, but there’s always the lurking threat of someone asking Siri about 9/11 and accidentally dialling 911 in the process. The…Read more ›

Cops can force you to use Touch ID, but not your passcode

One of the big pluses of iOS 8 has been the security measures Apple has taken, meaning that the company can no longer bypass security passwords to access your data if it’s requested by law enforcement. While viewed as a…Read more ›

Cops nab Foxconn worker suspected of leaking iPhone 6 parts

The iPhone 6 won’t be available for a few more days in the United States, but in mainland China, getting your fingers on Apple’s biggest screen ever is shockingly easy, and police are starting to help Foxconn crackdown on leaks.…Read more ›

New York Has A Team Of Cops Dedicated To Recovering Stolen Apple Devices


Apple devices are a popular target for the thieves of New York, so much so that the NYPD now has a team of cops dedicated to recovering stolen iPhones and iPads, according to the New York Post. Every time an Apple device is stolen, detectives work with the Cupertino company to identify their location and then recover them.

The NYPD acquired the International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number assigned to devices with a  [Read More…]

Heres how you convince skeptical cops to use iPhone, iPad apps

You think your users are hard to please? Try cops, says Travis Taniguchi. Hes a police criminologist for the Redlands Police Department in California and one of the driving forces behind an iPhone and iPad app-friendly police department. Cops are not only skeptical, but armed. You want to talk hostile customers or end users? You dont get more hostile than a cop, Taniguchi joked.They do that lean back thing, then  [Read More…]

Cops and Robbers 2.0: App Tells You Where Police Are

An new police app takes the game of cops and robbers to a different level: concerned citizens plus hooligans, miscreants and various and sundry in Surrey, U.K. can now see where the police are. We want to provide communities with the information they need so that they are empowered to work together with the police to tackle the issues that matter to them locally, policing Minister Nick  [Read More…]