http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18102793 The report doesn't cover the specifics on how they are extracting the data and what mobile phones are supported. I'm curious how they are managing to do this from a technology point of view and a human rights point of view. Would modern day smart phones be able to have data extracted out of them so easily? I'd have thought an iPhone would have to be jailbroken before you could carry out such an activity successfully. The report suggests it's a simple plug it in and press a button approach. The report does say mobile phone, not smart phone, so maybe they are targeting criminals still using cheap Nokia 3310's. Still, I'd hate my phone's data to be extracted and stored indefinitely even if I were released without any charge (regardless of how suspicious I was - that's all subject to the officers involved). My phone has everything on it - they'd get less information from my laptop.