Florida Man Jailed for Failing to Unlock His Phone

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by mood, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. mood

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    Florida Man Jailed for Failing to Unlock His Phone
    July 14, 2018
    https://gizmodo.com/florida-man-jailed-for-failing-to-unlock-his-phone-1827600878
     
  2. Stefan Froberg

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    Pothead got arrested....carry on...
     
  3. reasonablePrivacy

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    I wonder what judge can do if somebody would provide invalid passwords. Especially if phone would wipe itself after three invalid entered passwords.
     
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    Dont you potentially get some years if you do this in the uk?
    or was the incident I remember for a encrypted PC?
     
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    For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Matthew 7:2)
     
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    Scientists and technology proponents made a big boo boo when it comes to portable wireless handsets in the hands of the general public just so the domestic marketeers & industry could suck up easy money money money and the public could enjoy another modern convenience.

    It's turned the public into likely suspects. Carry a wireless device, and you can count on it having to be surrendered for interrogation even if there's nothing more on it than your family photos.
     
  7. mood

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    American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops 'cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport'
    December 18, 2018
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/18/american_citizen_border_smartphone_search/
    Civil complaint (PDF): https://regmedia.co.uk/2018/12/18/elsharkawivuscomplaint.pdf
     
  8. mirimir

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    Best not to carry a phone across borders that you don't want to unlock.
     
  9. deBoetie

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    RIPA and the Terrorism Act 2000. I don't think the IPA overwrote those. Failure to comply with order, up to 5 years for terrorism or child porn, 2 years for anything else.

    There have been few cases where this has been used, a couple for PC, and at least one regarding a smartphone and computer at a border, where a director from Cage refused to comply because he said it contained information in an anti-torture case. He was convicted and given a conditional discharge and fine.
     
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    Highest Court in Indiana Set to Decide If You Can Be Forced to Unlock Your Phone
    February 4, 2019
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/...decide-if-you-can-be-forced-unlock-your-phone
     
  11. mirimir

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    Well, they do argue that she could just give them the unlocked device, without sharing the password :)
     
  12. Palancar

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    My read of that link seems to show that THEY want the password, period! The initial lowest court ruled against the phone owner, but the intermediate appeals court reversed the order. Now the State Supreme court is taking the case starting April 18. This is a "watcher" for me.
     
  13. mirimir

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    Well, if they had the unlocked device, they could reset the password ;)
     
  14. RockLobster

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    Probably contempt of court.
     
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