see url: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/22/digital_forensics/
Interesting article on the UK London Metropolitan Police Digital
Apparently they are getting increasingly overwhelmed with the amount of
digital information which has to be gone through as part of collecting
evidence for a prosecution in court. Even one computer these days, can
take a long time to go through, never mind analyse. The Met is the UK's
largest police force with over 30,000 officers.
They have a specialist machine as one of their tools for getting
information from smartphone chips, down to very old mobiles.
Stokes also shows us a machine that restores damaged chips from
smartphones as well as a display of now-obsolete mobiles from the last
Some of those relics include a Nokia handset from 1995, an HP PDA, with
a built-in mobile phone, the original iPhone and most ancient of all a
Mobira Cityman 1320 from the 1980s - which looks worthy of Gordon
Gekko.>>>end of quote.
UK Law enforcement has been having a lot of trouble recently, with a
number of serious cases being thrown out because the police haven't made
available crucial evidence to the defence which would render a
prosecution or conviction unreliable. Social media research of victims
and accused have either not been collected or not released to the
defence before trial, or used in weighing up the evidence of reasonable