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Suspect refuses to decrypt hard drives, is detained indefinitely

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    A former Philadelphia Police Department sergeant suspected of possessing child pornography has spent seven months in a detention center without being charged of any particular crime, Ars Techica reports. His detention, ordered by a US district court judge on civil contempt grounds, will continue until he agrees to provide the passcodes needed to decrypt the hard drives seized in his home when he was arrested on March 2015, or until the US Court of Appeals … More →

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