Monday, October 31, 2011

UK Police Buy Covert Cellphone Surveillance System

Posted by samzenpus  
from the getting-a-better-net dept.
digitig writes"UK Metropolitan Police have purchased a 'covert surveillance technology that can masquerade as a mobile phone network, transmitting a signal that allows authorities to shut off phones remotely, intercept communications and gather data about thousands of users in a targeted area.' Other customers apparently include 'the U.S. Secret Service, the Ministry of Defence and regimes in the Middle East.'"

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