Sunday, July 10, 2005

Police seek emails and SMS from day of blasts

Police have demanded mobile phone and Internet companies to save all the content of voicemails, emails and SMS text messages that were in their systems on the day of the London bombings, a police source said on Sunday. He said it was only the second time they had issued such a request. The first was in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001. But police have no legal authority to force the companies to store the information, and some have said they cannot meet the request for technical reasons, the source said.

The idea is to stop stuff that's going to be important to the investigation disappearing,
he told Reuters.
[Via Reuters]


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