Judges slam UK's FBI over farcical Wire-style mission: National Crime Agency comes under fire for bugging plot 'failures'

Judges slam UK’s FBI over farcical Wire-style mission: National Crime Agency comes under fire for bugging plot ‘failures’

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NCA deployed 100 officers and 30 cars to seize bosses under investigation It broke basic laws on search warrants and surveillance bugs Mr Justice Hickinbottom said the case ‘smacks of incompetence’ ‘Critical: Mr Justice Hickinbottom said the case ‘smacks of incompetence’ Britain’s equivalent of the FBI has been condemned by judges after a sophisticated bugging operation against alleged money-launderers descended into …

Swiss Government halts export of bugging devices

Swiss Government halts export of bugging devices

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Switzerland has halted the export of mobile phone monitoring technology to Vietnam and Bangladesh out of fears it could be misused. It is the first time the authorities have made use of a new directive introduced in May to tighten up regulations on the export of internet and mobile monitoring equipment. State agencies in the two countries had wanted to …

No evidence of GSOC bugging, Cooke report finds

No evidence of GSOC bugging, Cooke report finds

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Minister says she has confidence in board of GSOC Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald speaking to media after a Cabinet meeting after the publication of the investigation by Mr Justice John Cooke into alleged breaches of security at the GSOC offices. Photograph: Alan Betson An official inquiry has found no evidence to support concerns of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission …