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 November 1, 2011  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Dan Worth reports:

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has come under fire after revelations that it has been using technology to monitor mobile phone communications over a 10km radius, in an apparent breach of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA).

Documents uncovered by The Guardian found that the MPS has been paying a Leeds-based company called Datong since 2008 for technology that allows it to create a ‘spoof’ mobile phone mast through which communications can be intercepted.


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