UK Cops "Accessed" Blackberrys to Squash Riots
Wait, wasn't this almost a story about the BART just a few days ago? The Guardian:
What they did instead was trawl through the BBMs of those they'd arrested, searching for information on where more protests, riots and/or looting was scheduled to pop off. They then deployed extra police to higher profile targets, such as "the Olympics site, upmarket stores in Oxford circus and the two Westfield shopping centres in east and west London," says the Guardian. But despite the "questionable" legality, the government and police drafted a private security service and separate "eavesdropping centre" to help them use social networking to further thwart rioting, "and to work out how the heavily encrypted BlackBerry messaging could be "cracked" in future, in real time if need be."
Which sounds a lot like hacking. Read the full story at the Guardian.