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"It works like magic ... and boy, have we patented it” The government paperwork behind the iPhone

“It works like magic … and boy, have we patented it” The government paperwork behind the iPhone

For years, Apple has been the benchmark for cutting edge, media-minded consumer computer products, and to back it up are thousands of patents covering the software on its phones to the boxes they come in.

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Police are getting a lot of use out of cell phone extraction tech

Police are getting a lot of use out of cell phone extraction tech

Mobile phone forensic extraction devices have been a law enforcement tool for years now, and the number of agencies using them is only rising. As part of an ongoing investigation, we have finally been able to turn up some usage logs of this equipment, from the Tulsa Police Department, and Tucson Police Department. While the logs don’t contain specifics of why the phone was being searched, it does list the make of the phone, the date, and the type of extraction - and it underscores just how often the tech is getting used.

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Chicago Police can't find records of cellphone extraction tech it had previously released

Chicago Police can’t find records of cellphone extraction tech it had previously released

In response to a recent public records request, Chicago Police claimed to have no records related to Cellebrite tech used to extract data from cellphones. Which is interesting, considering that CPD had already released that information not even a full two years earlier.

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Training bulletin illustrates how Denver Police plan to use Cellebrite tech to crack phones

Training bulletin illustrates how Denver Police plan to use Cellebrite tech to crack phones

Responding to our recent request for mobile phone forensic tools records, Denver Police Department has provided us with not only contracts, but a training bulletin for their Cellebrite Universal Forensic Extraction Device. Cellebrite’s UFED, as the device is more commonly known, is the leading model of mobile phone data extraction tools in law enforcement.

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