May 142011
 
 May 14, 2011  Business, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Criticism is mounting of telecoms company KPN for using software known as Deep Packet Inspection to monitor what extra services mobile internet users are accessing.

KPN said on Thursday it used DPI to monitor use of the WhatsApp application for smart phones but denied it analyses actual messaging and content. Vodafone has also admitted using DPI to monitor mobile internet use.

T-Mobile has not admitted using DPI but does say it keeps an eye on what bandwidth mobile internet users are taking up, to make sure there is enough capacity, news agency ANP reports.

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