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Dutch Ministry Proposes Powers for Police to Hack Computers, Install Spyware

hypnosec (2231454) writes | about a year and a half ago

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hypnosec (2231454) writes "The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security has proposed some rather over the line measures and wants to extend such powers to the police that would allow them to break into computers and mobile phones in any part of the world. According to the proposal, dated October 15, the ministry has asked for powers that would allow police to not only break into computers but, would also allow them to install spyware, search for data in those computers and destroy data. As explained by the digital rights group ‘Bits of Freedom’, which obtained the copy of the proposal, if the Dutch police gets such powers the security of computer users would be lessened and that there will be a “perverse incentive to keep information security weak.”"
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ZeroMS (2725031) | about a year and a half ago | (#41699753)

It seems like American Congress' technological extremism has finally spilled over to Europe. Oh boy..
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