Albany man arrested using scanner app

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ka2zir

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If you read the article, even the title, having the scanner app was only a secondary part of his arrest!
Perhaps, but incidents like this will only lead to more and more law enforcement agencies encrypting all of their transmissions.
 
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He was also arrested (later) for having a stolen police radio. Makes me wonder about the reporting on this.
 

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Remember when you could buy a scanner, take it home and mod it to receive cellular? Everything was going good until some idiot published a cell call from Newt Gingrich, about a year later the cellular scanner ban went into effect.

All it's going to take is some idiot abusing a scanner app at some political event. Enjoy your scanner apps while they last.
 

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Perhaps, but incidents like this will only lead to more and more law enforcement agencies encrypting all of their transmissions.
It seems nobody else believes that but you and me---
 
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