12 June 2008

Foneros, Beware

If you're a user of the clever FON wifi-sharing system, and think you are immune to eavesdropping by UK Government spies, think again. Here's what Martin Varsavsky, Sr. FON himself, has to say on the subject:


Fon has to provide special VPN tunneling technology in the UK for the UK secret services to investigate suspected criminals and terrorists when they log on to our WiFi signal.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You might like to know this text no longer is on Varsavsky's blog (http://english.martinvarsavsky.net/general/why-can-european-governments-do-more-for-less-when-it-gets-to-national-security.html)

"Fon has to provide special VPN tunneling technology in the UK for the UK secret services to investigate suspected criminals and terrorists when they log on to our WiFi signal. But this is not of course only Fon. Every UK ISP from BT down, Carphone Warehouse, Virgin, Sky, all have to provide this capability to the UK government"

Airbrushed away ?

glyn moody said...

Well, isn't that hugely interesting? I suspect that Mr Varsavsky said something he wasn't supposed to....