Sunday, January 25, 2009

British police hackers

Information security and online privacy are things that always concern me. This is why this recent story from the Times Online in the UK is a little scary.

Basically, it's been approved that police in the UK can hack in to people's computers. I know a lot of people will say "what is the big deal"? However, I think of it this way. You wouldn't want people wandering through your house, and the same thing should go for your computer. If police wanted to go in to your house, they need cause, or a warrant.

Of course, our laws are different...but it's still scary, and instructive to see what other countries are doing. We are talking about the UK, also...a decent enough country when it comes to human rights.

I just can't see this one holding up, somehow.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is the theory which decided what can be observed.- Albert Einstein

David J. Csuha, CPP, CFE said...

Excellent article Eric. Thanks for the CIS 286 homework this evening!