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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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US Not the Only One Eavesdropping

The US has been widely criticized for the National Security Agency telecommunications and Internet surveillance programs revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, but—and this may come as no surprise to many—the US is not alone in its snooping. Vodafone, the second-biggest mobile phone company in the world, has revealed that government agencies in six countries have inserted their own equipment into the Vodafone network or diverted its data traffic through government systems in order to listen to and record calls on the network. For legal reasons, Vodafone did not reveal which countries are doing the eavesdropping. More...
Tovarish
Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014 2:01:11 AM
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Very one sided of Snowdon to only tell one side of the story, he would have had so much more credibility if it was all the snoops instead of only the Western governments.
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GreenBanana
Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014 11:06:51 AM

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I'm sorry, for legal reasons it can't name an entire country? We're the ones who need protection here: Petty, singular individuals; not entire organized bureaus of professional peeping toms. And think of the bandwidth they're hogging.
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Daemon wrote:
US Not the Only One Eavesdropping

The US has been widely criticized for the National Security Agency telecommunications and Internet surveillance programs revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, but—and this may come as no surprise to many—the US is not alone in its snooping. Vodafone, the second-biggest mobile phone company in the world, has revealed that government agencies in six countries have inserted their own equipment into the Vodafone network or diverted its data traffic through government systems in order to listen to and record calls on the network. For legal reasons, Vodafone did not reveal which countries are doing the eavesdropping. More...


It is quite true that we all are in the line of fire of eavesdropping via the world wide web; however, it is also true that we have choices to make, and there are ways to assure our privacy stays intact somewhat. Being blind to facts and not taking affirmative action leads to others being able to usurp our privacy. Our privacy is a choice!

Education, analysis, research and commitment are all parts of the equation in learning how to protect our privacy. Apathy can be a very dangerous thing.
monamagda
Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014 7:49:43 PM

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There is a sacred realm of privacy for every man and woman where he makes his choices and decisions-a realm of his own essential rights and liberties into which the law, generally speaking, must not intrude.
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