One of the private companies that transfer technology to police departments is the Israel-based Cellebrite. Cellebrite is a “mobile forensics” firm that manufactures data extraction, transfer and analysis devices for cellular phones and mobile devices for law enforcement, military and intelligence, and corporate customers.
The Vermont State Police is one of the departments that uses Israeli private-sector technology. Vermont State Police spent $96,977.92 to crack into phones using Israeli tech firm Cellebrite, according to public record requests by Motherboard. Vermont State Police uses Cellebrite’s technology to bypass phone passwords and security mechanisms to retrieve call logs, text messages, and in some cases even deleted data.