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Mobile 'Pinging' Claim Raises Legal Questions

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Designated police officers can ask mobile networks to "ping" a customer's location.

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A former News of the World journalist's allegation the newspaper paid police to track mobile phones raises serious questions about the U.K.'s eavesdropping laws, according to experts. Sean Hoare said it was possible to "ping" a handset's location for £300.

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