Telecoms giant handed Scotland Yard phone records of News UK staff

first_img November 27, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Telecoms giant handed Scotland Yard phone records of News UK staff News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Organisation February 11, 2021 Find out more February 12, 2021 Find out more The phone operator Vodafone has handed over the mobile phone records of more than 1,700 News UK staff, including many journalists, to the Metropolitan Police, The Times newspaper reports. The news emerged as the British government announced it was preparing new counter-terrorism legislation giving the police new powers of investigation. March 23, 2021 Find out more The incident, which comes to light at a time when new counter-terrorism legislation is being prepared, illustrates the lack of control enjoyed by Scotland Yard, whose powers of interception are counterbalanced by a mere advisory body. The new legislative provisions will boost the powers of the police. Despite the concerns of privacy campaigners, the home secretary annuncing the new bill, Theresa May, said at a news conference three days ago that she regretted the majority were not in favour of strengthening the authorities’ powers to intercept communications. But she said this was only a matter of time. On a different matter, six British journalists have launched a legal action against the Metropolitan Police for recording their activities and personal information in a database maintained by the National Domestic Extremists and Disorder Intelligence Unit.It appeared that this police unit, which monitors religious and political extremists, deployed physical surveillance resources to document the movements of some journalists. Britain’s press union, the National Union of Journalists launched an appeal in October last year to journalists to request Scotland Yard under the Data Protection Action to provided them with any personal information held about them by the police. “I’ve been monitored … when I do journalism-events I‘ve been covering”, said Mark Thomas, one of the six journalists suing Scotland Yard.The United Kingdom is ranked 33rd of 180 countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders. to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on United Kingdomcenter_img RSF_en Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatened News RSF condemns BBC broadcast ban as example of Chinese government reprisal United KingdomEurope – Central Asia News The worrying report, published in The Times two days ago, said Vodafone UK in March this year inadvertently sent the police details of calls made by 1,757 News UK staff members between 2005 and 2007. News UK is the parent company of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun. Vodafone blamed “human error” for the massive data transfer. In October last year, the police were investigating allegations of corrupt payments to officials made by journalists working for News International, which was later renamed News UK after the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Using the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, they asked Vodafone to provide the phone records of one journalist. Vodafone provided much more than this to the officers running the investigation, codenamed Operation Elveden. It was a serious mistake and it could have been rectified if the police had deleted the data immediately and notified the operator and the news group.However, Scotland Yard waited three months before telling Vodafone and News UK about the mistake. During that time, the data, which could have seriously compromised the confidentiality of many journalists’ sources, remained available to the police. Times journalist Sean O’Neill believes the “Metropolitan police conducted a data analysis of the material”, and returned it to Vodafone only after seven months, despite requests from the operator. For its part, the police acknowledged “the sensitivity of the excess data” and agreed to use it only for a policing purpose, where people were “already charged”. News Solidarity with Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of UK defamation case hearing Help by sharing this information last_img read more

PCC Basketball Alum Tiana Sanders to be Inducted Into Coaches’ Hall of Fame

first_imgSports PCC Basketball Alum Tiana Sanders to be Inducted Into Coaches’ Hall of Fame By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | 5:06 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Top of the News Subscribe Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Alumnae Tiana Sanders, already inducted into the Pasadena City College Sports Hall of Fame in 2011, has been chosen to be part of the 2016 class of the California Community College Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (CCCWBCA) Hall of Fame. Like the PCC HOF, Sanders is the first Lancers women’s basketball player to go into the state coaches HOF.Sanders was the state Player of the Year for the Southern California region in her only season for the Lancers in 1998-99. She continues to hold the PCC school record for most points in a season (744, 22.5 average), and that total remains No. 16 on the all-time scoring list.Sanders helped the Lancers win the South Coast Conference title, put together a 22-game win streak, and secure a 31-2 overall record. Besides scoring, she led the team in rebounding (7.6 boards per game) and in steals (2.6 per contest).She earned a scholarship to play at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. A product and former San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year at Muir High, Sanders attended Central Arizona College on a NJCAA champion team her freshman season before transferring to PCC. Sanders played here for current Lancers head coach Joe Peron.Now 35, Sanders is a philanthropist and currently works at FedEx Express in Memphis, Tennessee. Also doing entrepreneurial work, she plans to launch a new Books and Ball camp next year.The CCCWBCA Hall of Fame induction will be promoted in the official media guide at the 2016 CCCAA State Championship Tournament next March at Las Positas College. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more