posted on Jun, 6 2014 @ 02:26 AM
Vodaphone have broken their silence on the scale of government spying on their networks. Hard lines which allow the government to listen live to all
Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile phone groups, has revealed the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen
to all conversations on its networks, saying they are widely used in some of the 29 countries in which it operates in Europe and beyond.
The company said wires had been connected directly to its network and those of other telecoms groups, allowing agencies to listen to or record
live conversations and, in certain cases, track the whereabouts of a customer. Privacy campaigners said the revelations were a "nightmare scenario"
that confirmed their worst fears on the extent of snooping.
The company has broken its silence on government surveillance in order to push back against the increasingly widespread use of phone and
broadband networks to spy on citizens, and will publish its first Law Enforcement Disclosure Report on Friday . At 40,000 words, it is the most
comprehensive survey yet of how governments monitor the conversations and whereabouts of their people.
Since Snowden blew the whistle on all this a lot of info has come out but for me this is the worst case of government spying that I know about.
Personally I find it completely and totally unacceptable. Needs to be stopped! I hate the phrase "Privacy Campaigners". Everyone should be a privacy
campaigner this should be unacceptable to everyone and not get swept under the rug! If this is protection from terrorists I dont want it. My own
government are a bigger threat to my freedom and privacy than terrorists.
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