Jul 172018
 
 July 17, 2018  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Hmmm.  I had missed this one, but thankfully, Joe Cadillic didn’t.  Frank Bajak of Associated Press reported:

In the first known case of its kind, U.S. drug agents supplied unwitting cocaine-trafficking suspects in California with smartphones they thought were encrypted but had been rigged to allow eavesdropping, Human Rights Watch reported Friday.

The advocacy group said it feared the technique could be abused to violate the privacy of non-criminals.

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