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 US Secret Service, the Ministry of Defence and regimes in the Middle East.""Link to Original Source
writes "The register (along with many other places) is reporting the death of pioneering (some say "first") computer journalist Guy Kewnie, from cancer. As somebody who knew him personally, I can vouch for him being one of the good ones, and he will be much missed."Link to Original Source