Feeds

Yates of the Yard quits Met over phone-hacking scandal

Last man out, leave your resignation on the desk

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Scotland Yard's Assistant Commissioner John Yates quit his job with the Metropolitan Police this afternoon.

The Met issued this brief statement:

"Assistant Commissioner John Yates has this afternoon indicated his intention to resign to the Chair of the MPA [Metropolitan Police Authority].

"This has been accepted. AC Yates will make a statement later this afternoon."

Yates's resignation comes just one day after the Met's chief policeman, Sir Paul Stephenson, walked from his job while insisting that his "integrity" was intact. He said he was stepping down due to the "excessive distraction" his presence at the helm was causing to the effective running of Britain's largest police force.

It has been reported that Yates was responsible for vetting Neil Wallis's company, Chamy Media, which won a contract to offer PR services to Scotland Yard between October 2009 and September 2010.

Wallis was the former deputy editor of the News of the World, the now-defunct News International tabloid at the centre of the phone-tapping storm that has engulfed parent company News Corp, headed up by media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

London Mayor Boris Johnson described both Stephenson's and Yates's resignations as "regrettable".

He described "the nexus of the relationship" between the Met and the NotW as "distracting". ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley: Ousting Steve Jobs 'was a mistake'
Twenty-nine years later, post-Pepsi exec has flat-forehead moment
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.