Germany’s police don’t need backdoors because they can hack your phone anyway


Law enforcement organizations are increasingly looking towards intercepting digital communications as a means to to stop crime and thwart terrorism. Germany’s police are no exception, and are set to take advantage of a new law granting them the power to hack suspect’s devices, removing the need to press companies like Apple and WhatApp to introduce backdoors into their software. The German parliament recently passed a law that grants law enforcement the ability to hack into all devices belonging to criminal suspects, not just those believed to be involved with terror offenses. According to Deutsche Welle, law enforcement hasn’t wasted any…

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