General warrants: Victory at the UK High Court and 250 year old law

General warrants have been used to authorise wide-ranging property interference and certain forms of computer hacking of large numbers of devices - such as “all mobile phones used by a member of a criminal gang”, without specifying the names or locations of the members.

But no longer - the UK High Court has held that the security and intelligence services cannot rely on these warrants, referring back to cases from the 18th century. 

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