Police extracted fingerprints from WhatsApp photos to convict drug dealers
Law enforcement officials have been complaining for quite a while now that encrypted devices and encrypted chat apps are slowing down investigations. Key evidence that could be used in criminal cases is protected by encryption, making it hard for police to crack those devices and obtain the evidence they need. Now a recent report from the UK shows what modern technology can do when access to apps like WhatsApp is obtained. Cops in Wales managed to use a picture sent via the popular chat app to extract fingerprints belonging to a suspected drug dealer. That evidence was then used to obtain convictions.
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Police extracted fingerprints from WhatsApp photos to convict drug dealers originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 at 10:04:29 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.