Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: State Criminal Police Office

  • Indymedia Linksunten: German Police can’t decrypt MacBook and has to return it

    Indymedia Linksunten: German Police can’t decrypt MacBook and has to return it

    After the recent Linksunten raids, around 180 evidence files remain with the LKA. Two of the persons concerned were dismissed after the incident – presumably because the police contacted their employers. In August, the Baden-W├╝rttemberg State Criminal Police Office struck another blow against the website Indymedia Linksunten and searched the homes of five people in […]

  • German Investigations dropped: Indymedia platform was not a criminal association

    German Investigations dropped: Indymedia platform was not a criminal association

    The German linksunten.indymedia, founded in 2008, was banned under the Associations Act, and the entire technical infrastructure and funds of a left-wing center were confiscated. Seized storage devices apparently could not be decrypted. Almost five years after the ban of linksunten.indymedia, the German public prosecutor Manuel Graulich has closed a preliminary investigation for the formation […]

  • “Thin Blue Line”: German police divided on extremist iconography

    “Thin Blue Line”: German police divided on extremist iconography

    An internal paper of the Bavarian Police problematises a symbol which stands for a conspiratorial community of solidarity. According to the paper, it is widespread in right-wing police circles and could violate the principle of neutrality and lead to disciplinary consequences. Not all police officers see it that way. Earlier this year I reported on […]

  • G20 in Hamburg: Data protection commissioner considers face recognition illegal

    G20 in Hamburg: Data protection commissioner considers face recognition illegal

    The Hamburg police have been researching facial analysis software for several years, which was then used for the first time after the G20 summit. The technology accesses the nationwide INPOL file for criminal offenders maintained by the Federal Criminal Police Office. The detection rates are meagre, but the system is still to be used permanently […]