[LINK] Vodafone: the dictator made us do it
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Mon Feb 7 15:29:14 AEDT 2011
On 7/02/2011 12:37 PM, Birch, Jim wrote:
> Kim Holburn wrote:
>> We simply don't know what pressure was put on by the government or the
> It's more embarrassing than anything else. The phone company will
> presumably want to be around when the President is gone.
* Vodafone cuts services. Nothing unusual there, so did every other
provider in Egypt, as far as I know;
* Vodafone sends pro-regime text message to all subscribers. I've heard
no reports that any other provider did the same;
* In response to protests, Vodafone asserts that they were directed to
send the texts. I've heard no reports that any other provider received
* Vodafone now says that the government co-opted their network to send
the texts <http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/303365>. I've heard no
reports of them doing the same to other networks.
Embarrassing doesn't quite cut it.
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