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Cellphone operator reveals
scale of gov´t snooping

Associated Press, by Danika Kirka *

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Posted By:EagleEye, 6/6/2014 10:17:26 PM

London - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world´s largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice. The detailed report from Vodafone, which covers the 29 countries in which it operates in Europe, Africa and Asia, provides the most comprehensive look to date at how governments monitor mobile phone communications. It amounts to a call for a debate on the issue as businesses increasingly worry about being seen as worthy of trust.

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* [Associated Press Writers Raphael Satter in London, Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen contributed to this report].

And, still the spy agencies can´t show any victories destroying any Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Nigerian phone scams, pirates, slave traders, or any number of outright evil enterprises. What´s the point of listening in then? The world has to know "our" conversations or WiFi connections aren't secure anymore.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/6/2014 10:21:53 PM     (No. 9876016)

Sounds like the perfect system for forcing the masses to do the bidding of a world tyrant.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/7/2014 4:10:17 AM     (No. 9876097)

Didn´t Vodafone, until recently, own 49% of Verizon?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 6/7/2014 8:13:05 AM     (No. 9876209)

link takes me to some AP US map, not article

Thank you. Link changed at source and now repaired. LCom Staff.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Gretchen, 6/7/2014 8:34:19 AM     (No. 9876231)

They don´t give a crap about the terrorists. They want to control us. The swap with Bergdahl is evidence of that.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lefticide, 6/7/2014 9:41:45 AM     (No. 9876305)

Just like Winston Smith(1984) would avoid the all-seeing and all-hearing telescreens, one can simply make sure no NSA approved devices are near, or wrap them in foil, then communicate quietly by mouth. We would have to keep doing this until we finally take our once great nation back from the communists.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 6/7/2014 10:56:48 AM     (No. 9876399)

FTA: Twitter Inc., LinkedIn Corp., AOL Inc., Google Inc., Apple Inc., Yahoo Inc., Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are pushing for tighter controls over electronic espionage - fearing that eavesdropping threatens the technology industry´s financial livelihood.

"They want their customers to be able to trust them to store their data in a private and secure manner," Castro said.


My question for the above companies is: Would you be this concerned if the government snooping on your customers didn´t affect your financial livelihood?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 6/7/2014 11:17:01 AM     (No. 9876425)

#6, the answer is,”NO”. As a matter of fact, those company already utilize in the same actions to enhance their bottom line.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: plex, 6/7/2014 11:20:40 AM     (No. 9876428)

Of course not. Markets work because companies need to make money to pay investors. Making money means keeping customers happy. Take away the money and you take away the motivation. Companies don´t exist as a social service, they exist to make money for their investors.

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