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Britain’s spies could get a “dizzying” array of powers to hack our phones and computers as a new law is set to be introduced in the coming weeks.
Under the new legislation, spies could take over phones remotely allowing them access to everything stored in the device including text messages, photos and other data.
The increased power to hack phones was suggested by the Government as a way to get around the use of encryption which scrambles data and makes it hard for intelligence agencies to intercept and read.
Hacking however, will allow spies to gain access to phone cameras and mics as well as install their own programming that would allow them to listen in on conversations.