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Police watchdog investigates illegal outsourced Indian hackers scandal

Anonymous Coward

The whole article ...

is a not-at-all-disguised plug for 2FA everywhere :)

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IPCC

Since the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 allows the IPCC itself massive scope to carry this sort of spying, perhaps they can start by using these powers to snoop on the Metropolitan Police. Or are these powers only meant to be used against the hoi polloi.

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Re: IPCC

If they snoop on themselves, it will only be so they can find (and then remove) any remaining "good eggs"

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The unit investigates "National Domestic Extremism and Disorder Intelligence" only one of those applies to the police

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If the whistle blower calls themselves a police employee, it's highly unlikely to be an officer. More likely one of the many civilian support staff they have.

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Or they could be very senior, and just doing that to throw people off the scent.

The ol' double bluff guv'nor.

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Big Brother

Just here for the icons

Nothing to add, the icon says it all.

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"Amazingly, the cop-watchers’ deputy chairwoman, Sarah Green also asked the author of the letter "believed to be a serving or retired officer" to come forward and identify themselves."

What for?

Oh that's right. To give him a kicking. Think they're that stupid?

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Anonymous Coward

What kicking. Revoke his state pension of course.

As an example to others who will stand in the way of the darkening of the shirt color and appearance of the red armbands.

And some kicking AFTER THAT - after making him destitute.

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The committee have asked the whistle blower to beat himself up before appearing to help with over-stretched police resources

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Bah!

So basically, everyone in the UK in on Double Secret Probation?

Just like in America!

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Re: Bah!

"So basically, everyone in the UK in on Double Secret Probation?

Just like in America!"

We're all just sittin' right here on the "Group W" bench...

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I saw what you did there

Top marks for the Alice's Restaurant reference. I didn't think anyone else remembered that far back.

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Re: I saw what you did there

@ChrisThomas

Remember that far back? God no.

I need 27 8X10 Glossy's with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one to recall these things......

As, apparently, do the "dectives" in the referenced group of officers of the (so called) law.

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Folks .....

we have a movement.

ps first time i ever heard the reference "seeing eye dog" for what we call a Guide Dog.

cue Steve Martin "what kind of seeing eye dog is this?"

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We should be pleased

that at least they didn't get people pregnant this time.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: We should be pleased

generating another generation of bastards?

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'What the hell are you doing here?’ said Sergeant Gilks, wearily.

‘I am here,’ said Dirk, ‘in pursuit of justice.’

‘Well, I wouldn’t mix with me then,’ said Gilks, ‘and I certainly wouldn’t mix with the Met.'

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Anonymous Coward

Not possible -- we're too busy catching T's & P's

Oh, and pulling shit like this because we serve the corporate interests of the elite... Anything else is mere window dressing...

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0206/850523-call-for-pinquiry-into-british-undercover-police-b/

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I keep reading the name . . .

. . . as "Extremely Disordered Intelligence Unit." I'm either very tired or extremely perceptive, not sure which.

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Re: I keep reading the name . . .

Why not both?

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Anonymous Coward

Will the whistleblower please identify himself, asks IPCC

ROFL

Yeah, we're that serious about getting a prosecution...

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Anonymous Coward

Step forward PC World!

You're facking nicked me owd beauty.

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No need to worry...

Rest easy readers. The IPCC in their "truly independent" role will ensure a full, thorough and transparent investigation takes place, and will defintely rule that the Plod have done nothing wrong in any case.

I for one sleep really well at night knowing that the guards are being guarded by such an independent overseer that has not once ever closed ranks to protect its own on multiple, or, err... many... oh ok, pretty much every time.

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