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London Metropolitan police ready to snatch users phone data

  • 18/05/2012 at 21:42 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Smartphone SpyThe London Metropolitan Police now have a method for snatching data from the phone of a suspect they have taken into custody. It includes all kinds of fun stuff, like contacts, call history, and sms’. The catch is that even if no charges are brought against the individual, the data will remain as “evidence”. It is unclear what this evidence is for without a crime or charges.

Already the method is employed in 16 boroughs throughout the London area and stands on the brink of a uniform use across the UK. One group, Privacy International, stands opposed to it, saying it is an offense against human rights laws, though which laws were not stated.

The old way the police used to retrieve information of the phones of suspects was by sending the phone off to forensics. They often had to wait for weeks to see the fruit. Now there are terminals designed specifically for the extraction that the officers will use to connect the mobile and print the data and save it to digital format in records.

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Employers are treated bad in Apple Factories from China

  • 05/05/2011 at 00:04 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Apple Protests in ChinaHave you ever wondered who makes your iPhones, iPods and iPads ? A recent investigation of Apple factories have shown us that workers producing Apple devices are working excessive hours in terrible conditions and are being paid very little to justify the risk they take to supply you with your beloved Apple Devices.

Last May, seven youthful Chinese workers who were employed by Apple took their own lives, therefore triggering an investigation into working conditions at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, southern China.

Several Chinese sociologists composed an open letter to the media demanding an end was put to the harsh and unfair work practises which are currently being carried out by Apple.

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