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Tag Archive | "police scanner"

OP-ED: Crypto Cop vs. The Cardinal on Police Radio Encryption

On December 26, 2012, The Cardinal featured an OP-ED entitled Police Radio Encryption: Not Secure, A Transparency Failure, A Public Safety Nightmare. Yesterday, a reader posted a comment criticizing the article with some very good points about why police radios should be encrypted. The Cardinal’s position is that general law enforcement radio dispatch should NOT […]

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Police Radio Encryption: Not Secure, A Transparency Failure, A Public Safety Nightmare

Ask any security expert, and they’ll mention PRINCIPLE ONE: A security system is only as strong as it’s weakest link. Some police departments around the world are choosing to encrypt their radio communications. Some police departments deliberately keep their channels open, and some even provide a feed on the Internet and/or make the communications available […]

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Police/Fire Scanners — Aircraft Radio

Watch live video from Radioman 911 on ABOVE: Hit the PLAY button (lower left). BELOW: You may also click on the screen shot below and go direct to (includes text messages of incidents) Screen shot from — currently the best scanning audio online for Chicago and suburbs. Radioman 911 includes video of […]

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