A Police App Exposed Secret Details About Raids and Suspects

Dhruv Mehrotra reports:

Last September, law enforcement agents from five counties in Southern California coordinated an operation to investigate, raid, and arrest more than 600 suspected sex offenders. The mission, Operation Protect the Innocent, was one of the largest such raids in years, involving ​​over 64 agencies. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, it was coordinated using a free trial of an app called SweepWizard.

The raid was hailed as a success by Chief Michael Moore of the LAPD at a press conference the following week. But there was a problem: Unbeknownst to police, SweepWizard had been leaking a trove of confidential details about the operation to the open internet.

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