Sunday, 26 March 2017

Government must have power to spy on Whatsapp users' messages, Home Secretary Amber Rudd demands | The Independent

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"Whatsapp must allow security services to access users’ messages in the wake of the Westminster terror attack, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has demanded.

Ms Rudd said it was ‘unacceptable’ that the security services were unable to see messages sent by terrorists."

Government must have power to spy on Whatsapp users' messages, Home Secretary Amber Rudd demands | The Independent

The flaw with this argument is, of course, that if there is a backdoor in WhatsApp so that police can read terrorists messages, then the terrorists will be able to use the same backdoor to read the message between law enforcement, MPs and everybody else.

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"A police officer has been jailed today after she accessed the police national computer database to help a friend who was once suspected of involvement in Britain's biggest ever cash robbery. "

Police officer jailed after using her force computer to help a criminal suspect in Britain's biggest cash robbery | Daily Mail Online

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"Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), which inspects Britain's police forces, has reported on several cases of misuse of the Police National Computer (PNC) by non-police organisations."

Non-police orgs merrily accessed PNC without authority, says HMIC • The Register

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"A woman who got a job at Hammersmith Police station so she could track a witness whose evidence helped convict her gangster boyfriend of murder has been jailed."

Murderer's girlfriend who got job at Hammersmith Police Station to access secret files on key witness is jailed - Get West London

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