[UK] Undercover surveillance officers trailed Yew and waited for …

[UK] Undercover surveillance officers trailed Yew and waited for him to unlock his phone to make a call – thereby disabling the encryption. One officer then rushed in to seize the phone from Yew’s hand – just as would happen in a criminal mugging. As his colleagues restrained the suspect, the officer continually “swiped” through the phone’s screens to prevent it from locking before they had downloaded its data.

UK Police Circumventing Cellphone Encryption By ‘Mugging’ Suspects While Their Phones Are Unlocked | Techdirt

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