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Law enforcement used encryption-busting laws 11 times last year

Law enforcement used encryption-busting laws 11 times last year

NSW Police issued seven technical assistance requests.
Mar 19 2021 4:09PM
SA Police to issue all officers with mobile devices

SA Police to issue all officers with mobile devices

As part of new $35m mobility program.
Feb 15 2021 5:33PM
Australian police, regulators continue unlawfully accessing metadata

Australian police, regulators continue unlawfully accessing metadata

Ombudsman finds.
Feb 9 2021 4:33PM
UN decries police use of racial profiling derived from big data

UN decries police use of racial profiling derived from big data

Says law enforcement must ensure technology does not reinforce biases.
Nov 27 2020 6:55AM
Qld Police rolls out new communication platform

Qld Police rolls out new communication platform

Adopts Facebook's Workplace platform.
Nov 11 2020 7:03AM
Canada border officer 'red-faced' over giving police passcodes to Huawei CFO's phones

Canada border officer 'red-faced' over giving police passcodes to Huawei CFO's phones

"Heart-wrenching" mistake.
Nov 2 2020 11:46AM
Former California police captain pleads guilty in eBay cyberstalking case

Former California police captain pleads guilty in eBay cyberstalking case

Targeted online newsletter that was critical of eBay.
Oct 28 2020 6:52AM
Qld Police promised thousands of new iPads, body-cams

Qld Police promised thousands of new iPads, body-cams

Under $77m Labor pledge.
Oct 6 2020 12:23PM
Home Affairs shifts national real-time intelligence system to Azure cloud

Home Affairs shifts national real-time intelligence system to Azure cloud

Baseline platform now live.
Aug 19 2020 7:06AM
AFP used anti-encryption laws three times in 2019-20

AFP used anti-encryption laws three times in 2019-20

But all were cooperative requests.
Aug 6 2020 3:50PM
Amazon to block police use of facial recognition for a year

Amazon to block police use of facial recognition for a year

While new laws are brokered.
Jun 11 2020 8:08AM
NSW Police extends IDEMIA deal for cop shop biometric scanners

NSW Police extends IDEMIA deal for cop shop biometric scanners

LiveScan now supported until 2026.
Mar 31 2020 3:09PM
NZ Police trials AI DigiCop

NZ Police trials AI DigiCop

Also tests self-service kiosks for non-emergency matters.
Feb 12 2020 1:59PM
Data retention 'ambiguity' sees cops given web browsing histories

Data retention 'ambiguity' sees cops given web browsing histories

Telcos sometimes turning over full URLs in metadata requests.
Feb 7 2020 4:39PM
Law enforcement agencies ramp up use of anti-encryption laws

Law enforcement agencies ramp up use of anti-encryption laws

At least 18 requests issued to service providers in last six months.
Jan 28 2020 11:20PM
AFP to deploy body-cams at major airports

AFP to deploy body-cams at major airports

Rollout to begin in February.
Dec 20 2019 3:46PM
SAP apologises after NZ firearms registry upgrade privacy breach

SAP apologises after NZ firearms registry upgrade privacy breach

Gun buyback site shut down.
Dec 3 2019 6:59AM
Two charged over $500,000 BEC scam

Two charged over $500,000 BEC scam

Businesses and a Sydney-based university caught up.
Nov 12 2019 1:39PM
Police cop the most blame for illegal telco metadata searches

Police cop the most blame for illegal telco metadata searches

Authorisation errors and typos behind many issues.
Jul 23 2019 6:27PM
Two charged over police phone DoS attacks

Two charged over police phone DoS attacks

Callers responding to texts for help were played abusive recording.
Jun 17 2019 6:30AM

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