April 30, 2016

April 29, 2016

Never learn to do anything: if you don’t learn, you’ll always find someone else to do it for you.

Mark Twain

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April 28, 2016

April 27, 2016

Child porn suspect jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives

A Philadelphia man suspected of possessing child pornography has been in jail for seven months and counting after being found in contempt of a court order demanding that he decrypt two password-protected hard drives.

The suspect, a former Philadelphia Police Department sergeant, has not been charged with any child porn crimes. Instead, he remains indefinitely imprisoned in Philadelphia’s Federal Detention Center for refusing to unlock two drives encrypted with Apple’s FileVault software in a case that once again highlights the extent to which the authorities are going to crack encrypted devices. The man is to remain jailed “until such time that he fully complies” with the decryption order.

The suspect’s attorney, Federal Public Defender Keith Donoghue, urged a federal appeals court on Tuesday to release his client immediately, pending the outcome of appeals. “Not only is he presently being held without charges, but he has never in his life been charged with a crime,” Donoghue wrote in his brief to the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals.

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German shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

Authorities in central Florida say a German shepherd helped firefighters locate the two young children of his owners in heavy smoke as a blaze destroyed their home.

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the dog named Maxx helped firefighters find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl Monday night in their home in the Orlando suburb, Longwood.

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