Tag Archives: police

Apple Has Backlog of Requests From Police to Unlock Seized iPhones

Apple has created a ‘waiting list’ for law enforcement requests to unlock seized iOS devices, according to a report from CNET. The article notes a case in Kentucky where the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was the lead agency, and investigators contacted Apple for assistance after they were unable to locate any law [...]

New Zealand Police to deploy 9,900 iPhones, iPads

New Zealand Police choose iPads and iPhones after 11-month trial The New Zealand Police will be issuing 6000 frontline officers with iPhones, reports the National Business Review. Of those officers, a further 3900 will also receive an iPad in an outsourcing deal with Vodafone worth $159 million over ten years, including cellular charges. According to [...]

Apple Fixes Australian Map Error That Caused Police Warning, Issue Traced to Official Gazetteer

A day after police in Victoria, Australia issued a warning to motorists advising them not to rely on Apple Maps for directions to the town of Mildura due to a location error that led several drivers to become stranded in remote Murray-Sunset National Park, The Guardian reports that Apple has fixed the error. Purple pin represents [...]

iOS 6 Maps stranding Australian drivers, police say

Map mistake forces government rescue operations Police in Victoria, Australia have issued a bulletin warning people about an error in iOS 6 Maps which is leaving people stranded. The bulletin notes that during the past few weeks, rescue operations have been needed for a number of people using iOS 6 to drive to the city [...]

San Francisco police fire gun, close school in chase to recover stolen iPhone

Published: 07:18 PM EST (04:18 PM PST) Police tracked a stolen iPhone in San Francisco to what appeared to be a smartphone theft ring, firing a shot at suspects and briefly locking down an elementary school along the way. According to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle, the chase began in 6:30 am when [...]

FCC seeks comment on police shutdowns of cell service

Last year’s police shutdowns of cell phone service in San Francisco subways was prompted by protests against police shootings. The FCC wants public input on the issues around shutdowns. BART police and protesters had several standoffs last year after subway officials interrupted cell service to thwart a demonstration over fatal shootings by BART police. The [...]

FCC seeks comment on police shutdowns of cell service

Last year’s police shutdowns of cell phone service in San Francisco subways was prompted by protests against police shootings. The FCC wants public input on the issues around shutdowns. BART police and protesters had several standoffs last year after subway officials interrupted cell service to thwart a demonstration over fatal shootings by BART police. The [...]

Hackers nip at LA police canine group

Group claims to have found objectionable photos of children in officer’s e-mails after breaking into police Web site and stealing passwords and other data. This Twitter account released details on the latest police-related data breach. Hackers today released names, addresses and phone numbers of more than 100 officers whose information was pilfered from the Web [...]