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Police to use mobile phone detectors on roads

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Mobile phone detectors are to be used by police to find drivers using devices at the wheel.

The Thames Valley and Hampshire forces are rolling out the technology to show when motorists are using their phones.

A sign will flash at the driver telling them to stop using their mobile - but the detectors cannot tell if it is a driver or passenger using the phone.

The technology will not be used as an "enforcement tool", the forces said, but was instead aimed at educating motorists and identifying offending "hotspots".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47896472

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stevewinn

I always thought 'Mobile phone detectors used by police' were called eyeballs.

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Eldorado
18 hours ago, stevewinn said:

I always thought 'Mobile phone detectors used by police' were called eyeballs.

From just the other week..

"A cross-party committee of MSPs has called on Police Scotland to halt its deployment of controversial technology which allows officers to harvest personal information from mobile phones."

https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/police-urged-to-halt-rollout-of-mobile-data-harvesting-1-4903498

"Police Scotland spent more than £500,000 buying from an Israeli firm 41 laptop-sized machines which override encryption on devices."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-47844721

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third_eye

Just fry them at the wheels 

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stevewinn
2 hours ago, Eldorado said:

From just the other week..

"A cross-party committee of MSPs has called on Police Scotland to halt its deployment of controversial technology which allows officers to harvest personal information from mobile phones."

https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/police-urged-to-halt-rollout-of-mobile-data-harvesting-1-4903498

"Police Scotland spent more than £500,000 buying from an Israeli firm 41 laptop-sized machines which override encryption on devices."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-47844721

sounds like a serious piece of kit. and somewhat worrying.

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Golden Duck

How many roads have mobile phones?

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third_eye
3 hours ago, Golden Duck said:

How many roads have mobile phones?

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Mobile roads? 

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FFv3
Posted (edited)
On 14.4.2019 at 12:15 PM, Eldorado said:

"Police Scotland spent more than £500,000 buying from an Israeli firm 41 laptop-sized machines which override encryption on devices."

State of modern Europe in one sentence. One can replace "Scotland" above with my country Finland or Norway or Germany or Lithuania or Russia and it makes little difference.

As if we Europeans can't produce high tech solutions ourselves. (Where are you GHCQ when needed, other than making cyber attacks on your own ally Belgium?) Or would want more daily Big Brother to our lives. As in: who got to vote on introduction of that new technology? 

And finally: did this farce of an organisation called "Police Scotland" (that's not even proper English language...) do a thorough technical inspection for hidden backdoors and root access? If yes or not, did the native Scottish taxpayers got to know that and any possible results? Surely only Soviet-North-Korea-death-camp level of governance would hide something as relevant as that from common man on the street, right? Aren't we living in a digital age with digital rights?

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