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 January 13, 2014  Non-U.S., Surveillance

One of the men who helped develop the GSM mobile standard has told Aftenposten that British intelligence probably lobbied to weaken security so that they could eavesdrop on calls.

“I was told by a British delegate that the British secret services wanted to weaken the security so they could eavesdrop more easily,” Thomas Haug, a former Ericsson engineer and one of the main architects of GSM, told the paper.

Read more of this news report on The Local (Norway).

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