Downing Street Police officers found sharing pornography, through Bluetooth

Three police officers face disciplinary action after the discovery that they had been sharing hardcore pornography during their night shifts. The footage had been found on their mobile devices after a "phone check" relating to the Plebgate inquiry.

 

The rapid development of wireless technology only makes it easier for such events to happen, NFC, Apples Wireless technology and the ancient Bluetooth are all under high demand, and forces you question how often the medium is exploited.

Back in the days of the Walkman and the old Nokia's, Bluetooth was a primary method of exploiting victims mobile devices, gaining access to their contacts, hacking into their calls and sending messages. Now it is apparent that similar behavior is resurrecting - from even the most prestigious of streets. 

Scotland Yard has stated that they arrested 3 officers upon distributing explicit images. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (Commissioner of the Metropolitan police) previously pledged that "total policing and total professionalism" were expected in the Police force. It's now apparent that's gone out the window all because of a wireless microchip.

Source: The Times News | Downing Street image via The Times

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I wonder whom grassed them up.

I don't have a cell-phone; However I don't understand why people need nekid pictures

on their cell-phones, if they want nekid go home and get busy with your partner.

leesmithg said,
However I don't understand why people need nekid pictures on their cell-phones
I'm guessing you have no idea what services like SnapChat are more used for by teens.

Why the hell is anyone trying to downplay the seriousness of these officers' actions. They're on duty for Christ's sake. Is looking at porn while on the clock now being considered acceptable so much so that to reprimand an employee for doing so is called prude?!?!? Some people are thoroughly screwed up.

timster said,
why are you being so angry about something that has less than no affect on your life?

Because I care more about than just myself.

at least the police on Downing Street are doing something productive. most police officers are too busy doing nothing and wasting tax payers money.

Hi there, to anyone that has confusion, the BBC released their article over my source at a later time, and so more information may have been released. Apologies for any misunderstanding,

This is half told story. The charges are neglect of duty (watching porn on guard?) and then the nature of the photos was extreme as well.

Having read the BBC article (this one barely makes sense) it looks like they were probably having a laugh at some smutty rubbish rather then 'trading' porn seriously. Can't be sure though.

How come no one raised a valid point that.. Bluetooth? that's slow like a dial up!
I don't have any data to back it up, but I think it is even slower than NFC..

Pro Tip: Use BIttorrent Sync app on Android/iOS. Use LTE instead, for crying out loud

What a bunch of complete tools, couldnt they get on for 5 minutes without looking at porn? What is it with people these days!

Back in the days of the Walkman and the old Nokia's, Bluetooth was a primary method of exploiting victims mobile devices, gaining access to their contacts, hacking into their calls and sending messages. Now it is apparent that similar behavior is resurrecting - from even the most prestigious of streets.

Are you saying those involved used bluetooth to get images of other peoples phones without their consent? Can't find anything in the original article that says this...

@Tai, Who are you to judge anyway? Porn is everywhere. We live in a sex infused media driven society (Everything sells except sex unless you are in certain countries). To deny its presence means you are in self denial.

Tai said,
What a bunch of complete tools, couldnt they get on for 5 minutes without looking at porn? What is it with people these days!

some people i know share some absolutely perverted crap with me just for laughs, not for what your usually think other main use for porn. Its funny because its so crazy, not erotic in any way, i laugh and sometimes pass it on to others that i know would get a chuckle. Now saying 'couldn't they stop looking at porn' might not really be applicable, if you get a message, look at it and it makes you chuckle and you pass it on to someone else who would chuckle, then it's not like you're some depraved sex maniac who cant stay away from it, its just passing on an image. I'm pretty sure some of what i get is illegal, although i do t know why as no one is getting hurt and its all adults, its just funny the lengths they go to for their pleasure!

ThunderRiver said,
@Tai, Who are you to judge anyway? Porn is everywhere. We live in a sex infused media driven society (Everything sells except sex unless you are in certain countries). To deny its presence means you are in self denial.

touch a nerve did I ?

Tai said,

touch a nerve did I ?


Well, I probably should have stated it in more neutral and objective on this.. I do think it is hypocritical of us to judge others when we all encounter porn at one point or another. Just because a person has a badge doesn't make that person an android free of desires.

Hi there, from my source, the content was referred to as "hardcore" and did not indicate that it was illegal. Thanks for your response on the matter it really helps!

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (Commissioner of the Metropolitan police) previously pledged that "total policing and total professionalism" were expected in the Police force.

Not sure if this guy is aware, but cops are people to.

Those filths. How could they?! It's a known fact that adult people never watch porn, let alone sharing it. /S

Sarcasm noted. The point is it was done on duty. Officers (anyone with authority) are held to a certain standard while they conduct their duties. What happens at home is not the issue, its what is done while in uniform. Its called accountability, something our overly free society is forgetting. Everyone needs to take a dump but you don't drop your pants in the street because you feel your bowels moving. Same way when in uniform, their focus should be on protecting society, when they get home their spouses/ devices can pleasure them all they wish.

As the old folks said "There is a time and place for everything".

Sadelwo said,
What happens at home is not the issue
Except it very much seems to be an issue for one Mr. Cameron. His asinine censorship efforts are sure as hell stopping people at home from accessing useful, even non-pornographic information.