Monthly Archives: June 2014

Surprisingly quiet about Vodafone’s report

The mobile phone operator Vonafone recently published a report, where they reveal much of the mass surveillance they are forced by governments to participate in. In many countries, the authorities have direct access to all mobile phones. Some media have been surprisingly quiet about Vodafone’s report, although Vodafone is the first to publish such a global survey. We thank Vodafone for the courage and good leadership they have shown with their openness.

Nobody held accountable (again)

A family with young children is asleep at night. Early in the morning they wake up when masked and armed men enter their apartment, after destroying their door. Family members are brought to interrogation, including a 10-year-old boy separated from his parents, and not even a defence attorney is present.

The story sounds like it happend under military dictatorship. It happened in Sweden 2010 and was one in the row of abuses by Swedish Police and Prosecutors. This is now heavily critisized by the parliamentary ombudsman in Sweden. However, just like in many other similar cases, nobody is held accountable.

For further information in Swedish, read the entire decision by the parliamentary ombudsman or in the newspaper Aftonbladet.