22 private investigators arrested for cell phone spying

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September 19, 2011 15:54

Police arrested 22 private investigators on suspicion of installing illegal programs on cell phones that allowed them to eavesdrop on communications of individuals they were monitoring.

Law enforcement has described the affair as a serious violation of democratic norms and privacy laws.

The programs are specifically designed to be placed on smart phones, police added, allowing the investigators to listen in on conversations, gather information about the calls, and read incoming and outgoing text messages.


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