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Whitehall laptop theft prompts security concerns

A London man has been charged with stealing a government laptop in a case that prompts renewed concerns about the security of government computers. Laurence Alleyne, 39, of Wood Green, London, was charged with theft of a laptop from Whitehall in an appearance at Bow Street Magistrates court this morning. Alleyne works as an assistant facilities manager in government. A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said that Alleyne is charged with a single count of theft; however at least two other laptops were nicked from the Cabinet Office earlier this week. A Cabinet Office spokeswoman told us three laptops were stolen from the Cabinet Office on Monday. “None of the laptops contained sensitive information,” she added. Full Story

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