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FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

FBI Director James Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and "justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive."

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2 lawyers challenge bans for withholding personal info (access required)

Forty-three attorneys were suspended in March in one order from the Court of Appeals, but not for any sort of legal malpractice. Instead, they were punished for not providing their Social Security numbers to the Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland in violation of a recently adopted Maryland Rule.

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