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German cops and spooks prep own spyware

Analysis Germany's police and secret services are pushing for a legal basis for "online house searches" – carried out without the knowledge of suspects, using spyware similar to a Trojan. The German public learned of the practice in November last year, when a magistrate of the Bundesgerichtshof (Federal High Court) ruled that there is …
Matthias Becker, 27 Feb 2007

Keeping Bobbies ahead of the bunch

European Police Congress For two days this week, the Congress Centre in downtown Berlin was one of the safest places on earth. The GDR-style building was packed with policemen, army officers, and private and public security experts. Uniform-wearers from various countries loitered in the lobby, talking about their problems with informers and sharing …
Matthias Becker, 18 Feb 2007

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