back to article Dutch gov spies on Dutch newspapers (not true)

The Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment denies spying on the Dutch news agency GPD (Geassocieerde Pers Diensten), a joint news service run by 17 regional newspapers. The ministry has had access to a database with unpublished articles and a agenda with scheduled activities since July last year, the news agency …

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not altogether true

it seems there were several people involveld:

it started with a woman (working at the ministry) using her husband's still valid login (as he was working for the gpd).

he later started working for the ministry in question and both he and his wife started using a third person's login, possibly without that person knowing.

so no, it isn't just crappy security on the gpd's side.

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Er.... sounds like crappy security to me...

"he later started working for the ministry in question and both he and his wife started using a third person's login, possibly without that person knowing.

so no, it isn't just crappy security on the gpd's side."

So the fact that they could use somebody else's password after the guy had moved on doesn't indicate crappy security? You could've fooled me!

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