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Man jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives loses appeal

“Our client has now been in custody for almost 18 months,” defense attorney says.

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sonicwrecks243d ago

A worrying turn of events gets ever worse.

KingPin243d ago

jeeez. whats next. it cant possibly get any worse, can it?

-Mezzo-243d ago

If history has taught us anything, it's that it always does.

Haurus243d ago

By ruling the content of the drive is a "forgone conclusion" the federal court has essentially said that the cops opinions against the man are admissible as evidence in court. What exactly do they then still need the decryption for? The content of the drive is no longer relevant.