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