Vodafone reveals how governments around world spy on calls

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Vodafone reveals how governments around world spy on calls

‘Secret cables allow government spies in many countries to listen in to conversations on Vodafone’s network, the telecom giant has revealed.

The company, which is publishing a report on surveillance by governments, said the system was widely used in some of the 29 states where it operates.

The direct-access wires or pipes are connected to its network, allowing conversations to be recorded and mobile phone users to be tracked. In six of the countries, the wires are a legal requirement for telecoms companies.

Stephen Deadman, of Vodafone, told The Guardian: “These pipes exist, the direct-access model exists.’

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