“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm” —James Madison
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Is data burglary in the public interest?
"Any hacker knowing the right passwords could get access to personal computer information — often at call centres. The private detective just needed to pose as, say, a health worker to check details. Once one newspaper started hiring these gumshoes, rivals were obliged to follow. It became standard practice to ring an investigator and request all manner of information to avoid being beaten to the story." —Dominic Kennedy, Sunday Times Investigations Editor