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The UK police can download your phone data without a warrant in a matter of minutes, a shocking video has revealed.

The footage shows how officers can use a machine to extract all kinds of information, including location data, deleted pictures and encrypted messages.

London-based charity Privacy International has highlighted how police access people's passwords, internet searches and emails without prior permission.

The technology, which was shown on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show, is currently used by at least 26 police forces in England and Wales.

Using this machine, officers are able to access deleted data, including messages sent to the phone by other people.


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n Derbyshire and Wiltshire, the police can even download a phone's contents without the suspect's knowledge.

report.

https://www.cellebrite.com/en/home/
 

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Surely this breaches data protection laws? Or at least some right to privacy laws??
 
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Yet, the police don't care about the Queen's offshore bank accounts that were recently part of that big scandal of tax evasion a year or so back, hehehehe Ah, the law only applies to middle and lower classes ~
 
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I don't live in the UK but I'm noticing some pretty big privacy violations such as that 24/7 number plate tracking system.
 
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Phones under 200 euro are not protected from everything there are apps to easy transfer user data to a new phone, not a big surprise.
 
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They will then have to spends hours going through all those selfies.
 
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I feel in this generation the law has become obscured and mostly perverted in the pursuit of justice and its long technological arm has afforded this far too easily
 

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This has been happening for 15 years since revised Anti terrorist laws were introduced in the UK, I also believe that it is the case in the US, I seem to recall it was banned in the US in 2014 and then the powers were reinstated through the courts in 2015 but not totally sure on that. I would mind less if I thought that the powers were only being used to prevent terrorism, however in order to believe that I would have to have total trust in those doing it.
 

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After living in the UK for 30 years and what it was getting like back in early 2k this don't surprise me, i personally see it as a catch 22 even more so with those bombs going off. How ever i think it's a bit to easy but time is of a essence right ?.

I be silly to think they do not do this already in the US, but if they came out and said it well i have nothing to hide so why care. In the end privicy has been a illusion for years now.
 
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Not sure how this is different from police searching your pockets. They don't need a warrant for that, do they?
 
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In the end privicy has been a illusion for years now.
While true, I have to say, I enjoy living in small town USA where there is not much traffic, or cameras making me feel caged. It just isn't natural to be watched 24.7. I also have electrical tape over my cameras on my phone and laptop.

So I would say it all depends where you live really. I'm quite happy living the slow life out in the middle of nowhere, helps me feel more connected with Earth and the Cosmos in general.
 
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While true, I have to say, I enjoy living in small town USA where there is not much traffic, or cameras making me feel caged. It just isn't natural to be watched 24.7. I also have electrical tape over my cameras on my phone and laptop.

So I would say it all depends where you live really. I'm quite happy living the slow life out in the middle of nowhere, helps me feel more connected with Earth and the Cosmos in general.
Actually, if you really think about, the default is to be watched, unless you're actively hiding. As soon as you step out of your house/apartment/shack/cave, everyone can see you. I think it's being recorded that tends to scare people. (And if you think about asking, no, I don't have the answer to the "how much surveillance is acceptable" question either.)
 
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Actually, if you really think about, the default is to be watched, unless you're actively hiding. As soon as you step out of your house/apartment/shack/cave, everyone can see you. I think it's being recorded that tends to scare people. (And if you think about asking, no, I don't have the answer to the "how much surveillance is acceptable" question either.)
I disagree, the context is different. In the village life, one would have known ones neighbors, and that changes everything.
 
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I have no problem with it, where I live it has been so for 3-4 years.
I just say f*ck your privicy, since all that teknology that surrounds us makes us more easy ti get to, but that how the world works in 2018.

If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.
 
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I disagree, the context is different. In the village life, one would have known ones neighbors, and that changes everything.
I didn't say it's the same thing, I just said that's the default. Even if we're inclined to think otherwise.
 
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I have no problem with it, where I live it has been so for 3-4 years.
I just say f*ck your privicy, since all that teknology that surrounds us makes us more easy ti get to, but that how the world works in 2018.

If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.
I have nothing to hide, but cameras kind of ruin the moment if your trying to enjoy nature and be more in touch with the cosmos through meditation in peaceful areas. I am well aware I am niche community though, ;) I am never leaving small town USA, unless they get cameras and noise pollution, in which case I will be moving to farmland USA. huhuhu
 
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I have nothing to hide, but cameras kind of ruin the moment if your trying to enjoy nature and be more in touch with the cosmos through meditation in peaceful areas. I am well aware I am niche community though, ;) I am never leaving small town USA, unless they get cameras and noise pollution, in which case I will be moving to farmland USA. huhuhu
Not disagreeing with you, but as you have noted, technology, sensors and camera are only becoming more pervasive. Regardless of what you and I wish.
 
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Let them try.
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aaah the UK, where some comedian can make a joke vid of a dog doing thew hitler salute and get 2 yrs+, yet a serial rapist gets away with it.
 
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"If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear."

That makes the HUGE assumption that the people doing the watching have your best interest in mind. The statement means something totally different, depending on who says it... and how much fear is warranted depends on that too.

When someone says "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear"... is it Ghandi saying it? Or Hitler?
 
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Can they force you to unlock a phone? I recall that American judiciary do throw you in a cell until you do (forever, if you refused), but what about the Brits?

If not, shouldn't unlocking phones with a stupidly complicated password and encrypting the drive (default on new droids) on an up-to-date system prevent this? Genuinely asking. Haven't really read much about cellebrite..
 

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Can they force you to unlock a phone? I recall that American judiciary do throw you in a cell until you do (forever, if you refused), but what about the Brits?
yes they Can they use same legislation as used for Access to password protected Computers
in the eyes of the law its just another Computer as Defined by them
 
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Being an x BT Techician (sacked) it's not the Police you have to worry about, it's the employee's. I have caught employee's tapping into end user conversation, reported it, but their trying to make it look like something else, ie cover it up. When you have people with lots of power their can make you look like a fool & no one will believe you.

So when you hear story's of Roswell, aliens or employee's of moon project (fake moon landing) you have to believe them. I posted a video of the employee intercepting end users calls on Youtube, it's even got me in the video, but the audio is not clear as their are cooling fans covering the audio, but with expert equipment the audio can be extracted.

If you point the video to any BT Techician, he will say that's a very strange behaviour. I would not go as far as reporting it to high ranking managers & ringing the Police if it was fake. BT/Openreach just needs to check the customer call log as video is in real time.

Strange still why has BT/Openreach not prosecuted me or taken action against me, Is it to dumb down what I am saying. It's clear cut data breach by the employee. If I get request I will post link to the video on Youtube.
 
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Europe sounds increasingly dangerous.. in more than ways than one.
 
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