mardi 1 novembre 2011

Scotland Yard trackers operate fake mobile base stations...


London's Metropolitan Police are using fake base stations to intercept mobile-phone calls, not to mention running a covert air wing, according to reports over the weekend.

The base stations come from Leeds-based Datong plc, and can blanket a 10km2 area within which every mobile phone is tracked and monitored, according to the Guardian newspaper. Meanwhile the Telegraph has been busy tracking down £3m worth of fixed-wing aircraft, which, the paper alleges, the Met has been using without oversight from the Metropolitan Police Authority.


Neither claim has been admitted, or denied, by the Metropolitan Police force, which provided us with the usual comments about "proportionate responses" and "covert policing". Neither claim is particularly shocking, but even spooks would be impressed to see the police running a 14-seater Cessna registered to a shell company consisting of nothing more than a rented post-office box.

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