Sep 202010
 September 20, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

The Czech counter-intelligence service (BIS) has offered “tax-free money” to the CircleTech private firm for an encryption system, the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes Monday.

CircleTech co-owner Jiri Satanek succeeded in recording three meetings with BIS officers secretly, the paper adds.

BIS spokesman Jan Subert told MfD that the service would investigate the case.

CircleTech is developing and selling programmes for mobile phones that enable to encrypt SMS text messages and phone calls, which complicates the work of the police and secrete services.

BIS met the firm’s representatives five times in various restaurants in Prague, MfD says.

BIS officers first offered to Satanek that his firm would supply an encryption system with “a defect” to the market which would help the secret service find out the content of encrypted messages.

Read more in the Prague Daily Monitor.

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