UK mobile phone networks challenge government over text message trawling

All four British mobile phone networks are to ask the government to explain how spy agencies have been able to tap into a secret US database to trawl through the text messages of UK citizens without their knowledge.In the first sign of a push back by the British telecoms industry against the mass surveillance of their customers, as exposed by the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, BT’s chief executive also waded into the debate, describing the laws on data collection as not fit for purpose.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/22/ee-o2-vodafone-three-challenge-government-nsa-gchq-text-messages

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