NYPD CONSIDERS USING ENCRYPTION TO BLOCK PUBLIC FROM RADIO SCANNER BROADCASTS
The New York Police Department says it wants to switch to encrypted communications by 2024. The move would allow law enforcement discretion on whether or not to publicly disclose newsworthy incidents. Critics worry the move could reduce transparency, hamstring the news media, and potentially jeopardize the safety of protestors looking to stay a step ahead. The NYPD confirmed its planning a “systems upgrade” in the coming years.
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