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Iran-Nokia Cooperation

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A beautiful poster on what Nokia and Islamic Republic regime did to Iranians, to control people, arrest and kill them. Please publish it and send to other friends, if possible, to put Nokia under pressure to apology for what did to us.

[excerpt from Washington Times, April 2009]
Two European companies — a major contractor to the U.S. government and a top cell-phone equipment maker — last year installed an electronic surveillance system for Iran that human rights advocates and intelligence experts say can help Iran target dissidents.

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), a joint venture between the Finnish cell-phone giant Nokia and German powerhouse Siemens, delivered what is known as a monitoring center to Irantelecom, Iran's state-owned telephone company.

A spokesman for NSN said the servers were sold for "lawful intercept functionality," a technical term used by the cell-phone industry to refer to law enforcement's ability to tap phones, read e-mails and surveil electronic data on communications networks.

In Iran, a country that frequently jails dissidents and where regime opponents rely heavily on Web-based communication with the outside world, a monitoring center that can archive these intercepts could provide a valuable tool to intensify repression.

Lily Mazaheri, a human rights and immigration lawyer who represents high-profile Iranian dissidents, said she had suspected that the government had increased its capability to monitor its perceived enemies.

For the rest of this article, see:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/13/europe39s-telecoms-aid-w...

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jodelight's picture

spread the word

I had no idea. Thank you for sharing this information. It is so important and outrageous! Nokia? This is something that the world definitely needs to hear. I will spread the word in every way I can. What a blatant human rights violation! We can hold Nokia accountable, if we spread the word.
Spread the word, spread the word.
Jody

Maria Cuellar's picture

Hi, Thanks for telling us

Hi,
Thanks for telling us about this appalling news. I knew that private companies and the government can access the information about people's location from cell phones, but I didn't know that this could lead to putting people in jail. I hope they stop interfering with people's personal lives so much so that there is some personal freedom in Iran.
Maria

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