- The power of anti-piracy organizations is constantly growing and latest news from Great Britain sounds somehow scary: The Home Office has adopted a new policy that will allow police to hack into British people's computer systems without a warrant.
The hacking known as 'remote searching' allows officers to covertly examine the hard drive of people's PC's anywhere. E-mails, Web browsing habits and messaging conversations can all be gathered.
To quote: The Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people‚‚ā¨ôs personal computers without a warrant.
The move, which follows a decision by the European Union‚‚ā¨ôs council of ministers in Brussels, has angered civil liberties groups and opposition MPs. They described it as a sinister extension of the surveillance state which drives ‚‚ā¨úa coach and horses‚‚ā¨Ě through privacy laws. The hacking is known as ‚‚ā¨úremote searching‚‚ā¨Ě.
It allows police or MI5 officers who may be hundreds of miles away to examine covertly the hard drive of someone‚‚ā¨ôs PC at his home, office or hotel room. Material gathered in this way includes the content of all e-mails, web-browsing habits and instant messaging.
Under the Brussels edict, police across the EU have been given the green light to expand...