News Burst: MI5 gets codebreaking unit

They're still arguing about the RIP Bill -- today it begins its committee stage in the House of Lords -- but MI5 is starting to get its code-breakers in already

MI5 headquarters is about to be furnished with a special codebreaking unit dedicated to cracking encryption, according to Monday's Times.

The report says the new centre will recruit members soon at a cost of around £25m over the next few years. It is, says the report, one of the elements of the government's Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill.

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