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Big Brother row over police device that can take ALL call, text and email data from suspects’ mobile phones

Posted By yihan On May 18, 2012 @ 8:28 am In Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

Dailymail.co.uk [1]
Friday, May 18, 2012

A new privacy row has engulfed the Met Police after it unveiled a device to copy and store data from the mobile phones of suspects held in custody – whether charges are brought or not.

Detectives will be able to access details of contacts, call history and texts, within minutes after plugging the phone into a device being used in 16 London boroughs.

But the technology, which could soon be used by police across the entire country, has sparked concern from civil rights groups who have threatened to challenge it under human rights law.

They fear innocent members of the public could find private information taken and stored indefinitely.

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[2] Secrets of 27m mobile phones offered to police: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secrets-of-27m-mobile-phones-offered-to-police.html

[3] Mobile propaganda: California government blasts out text message to all mobile phone users: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mobile-propaganda-california-government-blasts-out-text-message-to-all-mobile-phone-users.html

[4] Plans to log every call and email in Britain is a ‘Big Brother nightmare’, warns Government’s own anti-terrorism watchdog: http://www.prisonplanet.com/plans-to-log-every-call-and-email-in-britain-is-a-big-brother-nightmare-warns-governments-own-anti-terrorism-watchdog.html

[5] Cops Use Mobile Scanner To Steal Cellphone Data From Innocent Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cops-use-mobile-scanner-to-steal-cellphone-data-from-innocent-americans.html

[6] Google Street View secretly took your wi-fi details… and will use the data to target ads at mobile phones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-street-view-secretly-took-your-wi-fi-details-and-will-use-the-data-to-target-ads-at-mobile-phones.html

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