Monday, June 22, 2009

Iranian repression aided by Nokia/Siemens

Quelle surprise: Iran has been using communications monitoring equipment developed by Nokia and Siemens for lawful intercept US/EU purposes to try and crush the ongoing Twitter revolution.



"Enfin, et c'est le point le plus polémique, la liste noire confidentielle gérée par cinq personnes de la BKA et supervisée par un délégué national à la protection des données privées ne sera contrôlée par personne d'autre. Dès lors — et c'est devenu la coutume à propos de ce genre de lois — se pose toujours la même question : qui surveillera les surveillants ?" —Olivier Dumons (merci a Michael!)

5 comments:

chris said...

"Built in Virginia, Developed for China, deployed in the West"

Fearghas said...

Nokia says not quite:

http://www.circleid.com/posts/nokia_denies_helping_iran_internet_monitoring/

Nokia Siemens Networks said Monday that it has sold telecommunications systems to the Iranian government but that any built-in monitoring technology was for voice communications and not the Internet.

Ian Brown said...

You'll see in the video clip that the BBC were very careful to make that distinction :)

Fearghas said...

I was commenting on the reference to twitter in the post here :-)

Ian Brown said...

I was commenting on the revolution overall, not Nokia Twitter filters :)