BBC to deploy detection vans to snoop on internet users

  • Detection vans can identify viewing on a non-TV device in the same way that they can detect viewing on a television set Sir Amyas Morse, National Audit Office
  • BBC to deploy detection vans to snoop on internet users
  • The BBC insists that its inspectors will not be able to spy on other internet browsing habits of viewers.
  • The BBC is to launch a new generation of detection vans to identify viewers illicitly watching its programmes online Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images
  • “BBC staff were able to demonstrate this to my staff in controlled conditions sufficient for us to be confident that they could detect viewing on a range of non-TV devices.”

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The BBC is to spy on internet users in their homes by deploying a new generation of Wi-Fi detection vans to identify those illicitly watching its programmes online.


BBC to deploy detection vans to snoop on internet users