German cops and spooks prep own spyware

Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 2:38 PM EST

Germany's police and secret services are pushing for a legal basis for "online house searches" Ė carried out without the knowledge of suspects, using spyware similar to a Trojan.

The German public learned of the practice in November last year, when a magistrate of the Bundesgerichtshof (Federal High Court) ruled that there is no legal basis for such measures as part of police inquiries.

At The Register.

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