Posted Jun. 6, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.

Premium Lock Vodafone reveals scale of government phone snooping

Published: 2014-06-06 15:28:04
Updated: 2014-06-06 15:28:04

Britain Vodafone Surveillance People walk past a Vodafone shop in London, on Friday, June 6, 2014. Vodafone, one of the world's largest cellphone companies, revealed the scope of government snooping into phone networks Friday, saying authorities in some countries are able to directly access an operator's network without seeking permission. The company outlined the details in a report that is described as the first of its kind, covering 29 countries in which it directly operates. It gives the most comprehensive look to date on how governments monitor the communications of their citizens. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, Vodafone, which is one of the world's largest cellphone companies, revealed Friday. It says that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice....

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