xeni at June 6th, 2014 22:20 — #1
stephen_schenck at June 6th, 2014 23:28 — #2
At least Vodafone's admitting as much. How many other carriers are just letting this happen quietly?
gilbertwham at June 7th, 2014 02:01 — #3
marktech at June 7th, 2014 03:07 — #4
sodiumlights at June 7th, 2014 03:12 — #5
That's a fantastically misleading title - you're implying that Vodafone have a choice in this when the entire point is that they don't. Vodafone aren't unique in this - every cell carrier is going to be forced into doing the exact same thing by host governments.
A much better headline would be "UK's Vodafone reveals how all host governments demand access to calls, and how much oversight they require"
imb at June 7th, 2014 06:51 — #6
With one correction: in this case, oversight seems to be the wrong word, spying is more appropriate. There is no oversight of the spying.
bwv812 at June 7th, 2014 09:26 — #7
There can be oversight of spying, such as the warrants and/or judicial process that the Vodafone report describes some jurisdictions as using. Even the direct access that some jurisdictions enjoy doesn't preclude the existence of oversight on the back end, or even on the front end.
euansmith at June 7th, 2014 10:13 — #8
That works even without the sound, "EV-REY-ONE!!"
dominic_connor1 at June 9th, 2014 03:51 — #9
Is Vodafone doing anything wrong ?
Let's apply the "reverse the nouns" test.
Imagine some foreign multinational was ignoring the law in your country and thus helping criminals to get away with crimes.
You'd be upset.
OK, this s BoingBoing, so you'd only be upset if the criminals had done things of which you disapprove, but the reality is that if you wish to do business in a country you have few options but to obey the law.
xeni at June 11th, 2014 22:20 — #10
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