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Vodafone, the second largest telecommunications company in the world, has revealed that government agencies have installed wires in their system that allow them to listen and track the calls of customers.

The Guardian reported in the early hours of the morning that the telecom company, which operates in 29 countries, had been connected with wires “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.”

In six countries that Vodafone operates in, the law either obliges telecom companies to install direct access wires or allows governments to do so. As such, these countries make it unlawful to disclose that their governments are accessing Vodafone’s system for surveillance purposes – therefore, the telecom company has not stated which countries have been wire tapping.

http://dataconomy.com/vodafone-reveals-governments-have-been-tapping-customer-calls/

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