Monday, June 6, 2011

Michigan Police Illegally Extracting Cell Phone Data

Police in Michigan are finding themselves in hot water for using "data extraction devices" (DeD) [formally referred to as a universal forensic extraction device or UFED]. The device quickly extracts data such as contacts, cell history, text messages, video, call history, etc., and it can do all of this   bypassing passwords. The device is manufactured by Israeli company Cellebrite and has gotten the Michigan police department in trouble with civil liberty groups. The ACLU of Michigan has repeatedly requested information about the use of DeDs since 2008.

Read the letter the ACLU sent to the MPD here!

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