Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Our pal MrMR has sent us news of this latest advance in the cyber-police state.

"The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is currently engaged in a war of words and requests for information on a device used by the Michigan state police that can extract information from cellphones. The device, which has reportedly been in use since at least 2008, is apparently being used by the police during minor traffic violations. The device, called the Cellebrite UFED, has been tested by the Department of Justice which reported the device was capable of pulling all photos and video from an iPhone in under a minute and a half. Cellbrite says their devices also can extract, “existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags.” It can also extract your highly incriminating ringtones. These devices can also circumvent password protection, and are reported to work on over 3,000 cellphone models." (Click here for more)


Mike said...

Or you could turn your phone off when driving (like you should anyway).
A positive step in the war against the ubiquitous menace of camera phones.

Aleleeinn said...

And you cell phone carrier can extract NONE of that information when you upgrade.