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No Privacy Right in UK ? - Part 3
A 12 01 95 The Electronic Telegraph newsstory headlined
Policeman bugs own station by mistake
...a listening device was found at the headquarters of
Lothian and Borders Police in Edinburgh.
The "bug", disguised to look like a plug adaptor, picked up
the day-to-day business of the operations room, including
radio and telephone messages and conservations between
Conservations between staff? Conversations in which not a
word is wasted?
Its presence was discovered when staff in a rest area tried
to tune a radio to a different station and picked up the voices
of their colleagues.
I used to despise those who couldn't keep their hands off the
dial for 5 minutes, but since reading this story my attitude's
Concerned that secrets were being transmitted abroad, the
force "swept" the control room with anti-bugging technology,
only to find that the device belonged to them.
It had been "planted" by an officer who thought it was a real
Of course I believe that!
For what comes around...goes around.
NOTE. The Electronic Telegraph website's URL:
The newsstory's by:
AUSLAN CRAMB, SCOTTISH CORRESPONDENT
Its online filename: 1bugs01.html