London - (Spy-Who-Bugged-Me News): The agency's dead cryptographer Gareth Williams was widely reported last week as having invented a surveillance gadget that could remotely hack into and download secure data from mobile phones and laptops.
The technique was useful for following dodgy diplomats and keeping track of their online betting scams such as the recent Pakistan cricket match fixing fiasco.
Reports from the USA have also suggested the covert surveillance gadget may have been involved in unmasking the Anna Chapman Russian espionage ring.
And while there is zero evidence that Prime Monster David Cameron's spinmeister - former News of the World editor Andy Coulson - had anything to do with it the heat is back on in the unauthorised NoW phone tap saga.
The original 2006 police probe was condemned last week as ignoring 'collective amnesia' and 'deliberate obfuscation' by News of the World executives.
Coulson was let off the hook and carried on pursuing his gargantuan ambitions - by becoming an Alaister Campbell type of figure for the new Lib-Con government.
But all that has now changed following an American newspaper expose last weekend where a former Coulson hack claimed the NoW was up to its neck in dirty eavesdropping tricks.
Coulson remains David Cameron's most senior trussed (sic) aide and politicians on both sides of the House say it is inconceivable that MI6 was hacking the NoW hackers ....and then 'rolling over and playing dead' like a loyal golden retriever before its very appreciative and doting master.
Carole Caplin is daft as a brush.