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SO imagine you are a suspect in a crime. You have done nothing wrong but you were in the wrong place at the wrong time so you are a suspect. So they take your phone. COPY ALL YOUR DATA… ALL OF IT. Then they KEEP IT ON RECORD. INDEFINITELY.
How can this be legal?
How is this right?
I am astounded at this blatant breach of any form of privacy.
My advice to everyone is this: Encrypt your phones, use the highest amount that you can. If I were you I’d set a password that completely erases the device if the password is entered incorrectly more than 3 times.
This is the most blatant and perverse intrusion into privacy that the 21st century has to offer.
I implore you all to make as much of a fuss about this as possible as this cannot be accepted as something that is legal!
Please see below a story from BBC News on the subject.
Source: BBC NEWS
Met Police to extract suspects’ mobile phone data
The Metropolitan Police has implemented a system to extract mobile phone data from suspects held in custody.
The data includes call history, texts and contacts, and the BBC has learned that it will be retained regardless of whether any charges are brought.
The technology is being used in 16 London boroughs, and could potentially be used by police across the UK.
A Met Police spokesman told the BBC that when a suspect was released, “data received from the handsets is retained and handled in accordance with other data held by the MPS [Metropolitan Police Service]” - regardless of whether charges had been brought.
Guidelines given to officers state that data extraction can happen only if there is sufficient suspicion the mobile phone was used for criminal activity.
“Mobile phones and other devices are increasingly being used in all levels of criminal activity,” said Stephen Kavanagh, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.
“When a suspect is arrested and found with a mobile phone that we suspect may have been used in crime, traditionally we submit it to our digital forensic laboratory for analysis.
“Therefore, a solution located within the boroughs that enables trained officers to examine devices and gives immediate access to the data in that handset is welcomed.”
Momentous moment, I finally booked my Channel Tunnel tickets!
So it looks like everything is a go for my little trip to germany in a month and half.
Quite chuffed with the price as well - £51 for the crossing tickets…
Admittedly, half of my is looking forward to getting to drive the A6 Le Mans… It should be a very pleasurable drive indeed.
So yes, I am currently very pleased indeed.
As I had requested for someone to visit from france I feel compelled to thank the person that did.
According to Google Analytics, someone answered my plea for a visit from the belle france yesterday and so my map of europe is fast being covered in a wonderful light green colour.
Poland and Finland are next on my list to be conquered but I don’t mind waiting for those, it was just a little embaressing having a gaping hole in my map overlay of visitors.
On the subject of Google Analytics, th blog has been receiving a lot of hits recently so thank you as ever to all visitors. I am glad I am providing you with content you enjoy.
I’d love for people to send me comments with ideas for improvements etc.
If you would like to ask a question just use the ‘Ask Me Anything’ tab just below the google ad! I will reply as soon as I can and it doesn’t matter if you are not on Tumblr.
Anyway, thanks again, I won’t turn this into a statistics post because I am waiting for some bigger numbers to report!
I normally don’t post these things but a new tech site is running quite a sweet competition for some Dr Dre Beats headphones!
There is nothing really to loose - it just requires a comment post - not even a registration as the site is just starting up there are not that many entries making it an even sweeter deal!
So if you want give it a try.
The site is also pretty sweet - definitely one of the nicer new tech sites that have recently opened.
The link to the competition is http://www.gizmoflux.com/freebies/win-a-pair-of-beats/