NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, July 12, 2007

U.S. Drug Enforcement Keylogging Posted by Sean @ 11:29 GMT


Should police "hack"? We asked this question last February. That post was about Germany's law enforcement and hinged on a legal analysis from the German courts.

Should police hack is still an open question. Do they hack is a different question…

CNET reporter Declan McCullagh has details on a United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation of alleged "ecstasy" makers that utilized keylogger software to gather evidence. This is only the second U.S. case that McCullagh has found any such activity approved by a judge. You can listen to News.com's July 10th podcast for the full story. Listen to the first five minutes of the podcast.