Legal rubber hose usage increases

According to The Register, the UK police have increased the exercise of the power that allows them to compel the revealing of crypto keys. That fancy duress key you put on your truecrypt volume is only good for earning you jail time. I've mentioned this before, but crypto is vulnerable at the end-points. If the Government can point a loaded law at you to force you to reveal your keys, the strength of your convictions, not your crypto, is what is being tested. Perhaps that 2-5 year prison term is worth it. Or maybe not.

I take heart that a majority of those served with the demand notice have refused. But we still don't quite know what'll happen to them.

This is harder to pull off in the US thanks to the 5th amendment, but there is nothing stopping this kind of thing off our shores. Or heck, at our borders.