Apr 242017
 
 April 24, 2017  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Joseph Cox reports:

An officer with the UK’s Metropolitan Police Service purchased potent malware for mobile phones and computers that requires physical access to install, Motherboard has learned.

Although it is not clear whether the officer bought the software for personal or official use, the news raises questions around why someone from the Met would purchase malware that can intercept phone calls, remotely turn on microphones, and take photos with an infected device’s camera, and whether the malware was used legally.

Read more on Motherboard.

Unsurprisingly, Joe seems to be having trouble getting the Met to provide substantive responses to his inquiries about the purchase.

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