UK Police Now Allowed To Hack Home PCs Without Court Approved Warrant
from the that-doesn't-seem-right... dept
In the US, the FBI has been known to use various hacking techniques, such as installing spyware or a keylogger on suspects’ computers — though it’s unclear if they obtain warrants before doing so. Over in the UK, police are now allowed to hack into computers of suspects without any court-approved warrant. Not surprisingly (and, reasonably) this has civil libertarians up in arms. It’s difficult to understand how any country that believes in civil liberties could do such a thing without some form of checks and balances in the form of a warrant. Otherwise, you’re just asking for such a program to be widely abused.