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Vodafone exposes secret worldwide network of government wiretaps

Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a ‘nightmare scenario’ Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile phone groups, has revealed the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen to all conversations on its networks, saying they are…

Vodafone confirms role in Egypt’s cellular, Internet blackout

An executive at London-based Vodafone Group PLC explained Friday morning that it did indeed have a role in the phone and Internet blackout affecting Egypt since Thursday night, confirming speculation that the firm had cooperated with the regime to close off protesters’ communications. Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao said that…

Company behind Egypt gov’t network denies role in Twitter blackout

Update: Vodafone confirms role in Egypt’s cellular, Internet blackout As Egypt lurched toward revolution amid the fiercest protests since its 1977 bread riots, one service that’s been of great importance to civil organizers has been increasingly hard to access: micro-blogging site Twitter. This has led British-based Vodafone Group PLC, which…

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