April 19, 2017

London Police Spying on Journalists

From WSWS via Hacker News:

The existence of a secretive unit within London’s Metropolitan Police that uses hacking to illegally access the emails of hundreds of political campaigners and journalists has been revealed. At least two of the journalists work for the Guardian .

Green Party representative in the British House of Lords, Jenny Jones, exposed the unit’s existence in an opinion piece in the Guardian. The facts she revealed are based on a letter written to her by a whistleblower.

In May 2015 it was unveiled that the UK government quietly rewrote its Computer Misuse Act to exclude police and intelligence agencies. I wrote about it here. Today we see the bastard child.

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