Met police using surveillance system to monitor mobile phones – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2011 in interception, investigatory powers, news, police, privacy, telecommunications by sally

“Britain’s largest police force is operating 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.”

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The Guardian, 30th October 2011