Banned from encrypting

Mustafa Al-Bassam and Jake Davis

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We were legally banned from using encryption on our computers, and were required to email the police every time we purchased a new computer, due to a “Serious Crime Prevention Order” lasting 5 years, which expired recently. Additionally, we had to email the police our exact whereabouts, and initially they tried to put in a condition that we had to send them a letter every time we used "the cloud". The order was given to us by a Crown Court judge after we were sentenced in a hacking case in the UK. We will discuss the experience, and our interactions with the police during these 5 years.

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