Bugged Appeal Fails Meth Dealing Yandina Seven Biker

Bugged! Appeal Fails for Meth Dealing ‘Yandina Seven’ Biker

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Bugged!  Appeal Fails for Meth Dealing ‘Yandina Seven’ Biker.  A biker who had his house bugged and phone calls tapped has had an appeal against his drug convictions thrown out.  Queensland Court of Appeal [Australia] has rejected the the convicted drug dealer’s appeal.   Paul Jeffery Lansdowne, one of the “Yandina Seven” group, was the target of a covert police …

All Blacks bugging: Man charged over device found in team's Sydney hotel room

All Blacks bugging: Man charged over device found in team’s Sydney hotel room

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A man, understood to be a security consultant for New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby team, has been charged over a listening device found in the team’s Sydney hotel room during last year’s Bledisloe Cup. The device — described as similar to that used by law enforcement and spy agencies — was found inside a chair during a routine security search …

Villamia Drimal sued FBI for listening in on ‘intimate’ talks

Wife of Inside Trader Gets $90,000 Over FBI Eavesdropping

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Photo above:  Craig Drimal leaves federal court on Nov. 5, 2009. The U.S. government agreed to pay $90,000 to the wife of a convicted inside trader who sued Federal Bureau of Investigation agents claiming they unlawfully eavesdropped on intimate conversations with her husband. In a settlement agreement obtained by Bloomberg News under the Freedom of Information Act, Arlene Villamia Drimal, …

New York bill aims to limit police use of stingray phone surveillance

New York bill aims to limit police use of ‘stingray’ phone surveillance

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New York bill aims to limit police use of ‘stingray’ IMSI-catching equipment New York lawmakers are pushing a new draft privacy bill that aims to curtail the use of cell site simulators, often used by law enforcement for eavesdropping and surveillance. The bill, A1895, introduced last week, also includes additional privacy protections for residents of New York state, as well …

U.S. courts: Electronic surveillance up 500 percent in D.C.-area since 2011, almost all sealed cases

U.S. courts: Electronic surveillance up 500 percent in D.C.-area since 2011, almost all sealed cases

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Secret law enforcement requests to conduct electronic surveillance in domestic criminal cases have surged in federal courts for Northern Virginia and the District, but only one in a thousand of the applications ever becomes public, newly released data show. The bare-bones release by the courts leaves unanswered how long, in what ways and for what crimes federal investigators tracked individuals’ …

NSW Ombudsman to recommend charges against former or current police officers after illegal bugging

NSW Ombudsman to recommend charges against former or current police officers after illegal bugging

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EXCLUSIVE, MARK MORRI Crime Editor Acting Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas interview with journalist Andrew Clennell in response to the Paris attacks. Picture: Toby Zerna THE NSW Ombudsman will recommend charges against a number of current or former police officers involved in an investigation into the ­illegal bugging of more than 100 cops, including former deputy police commissioner Nick Kaldas. Professor …

Snooping Becomes Legal In Switzerland To Combat Terrorism

Snooping Becomes Legal In Switzerland To Combat Terrorism

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Swiss voters have approved a law that allows security services to conduct surveillance operations Secret service agents are able to legally hack computers in Switzerland after the country voted for a law that allowed them to do so in order to prevent terrorist attacks. According to SwissInfo, 66.5 percent of the voters came out in favour of the law despite …

Judge blasts FBI for bugging courthouse, throws out 200 hours of recordings

Judge blasts FBI for bugging courthouse, throws out 200 hours of recordings

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Another judge held that bugged courthouses in two East Bay counties were legal. The bugged courthouse. Redwood City, California. The FBI violated the Fourth Amendment by recording more than 200 hours of conversation at the entrance to a county courthouse in the Bay Area, a federal judge has ruled. Federal agents planted the concealed microphones around the San Mateo County Courthouse in 2009 and …

Analysis: Employers do not have right to ‘snoop’ on personal emails and messages despite ruling

Analysis: Employers do not have right to ‘snoop’ on personal emails and messages despite ruling

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Employees should not fear for their privacy despite bosses’ rights to read personal messages and emails, according to employment experts in Yorkshire. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a company in Romania did not breach the privacy of an employee when it monitored his Yahoo Messenger account. Caroline Acton, a Yorkshire-based employment law specialist, insisted that the …

Spy At Your Own Risk, Why Most Amateur Espionage Is Illegal

Spy At Your Own Risk, Why Most Amateur Espionage Is Illegal

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“Gadgets that make it possible to spy on spouses, children, clients and bosses are more popular than ever. Few realize it is rarely legal to do so.” Mathieu Delahousse, Boris Manenti (2015-09-17) PARIS – There was a verbal altercation, a dozen stab wounds, blood and shouts. The scene happened in a parking lot in northern France earlier this year. The …