Vodafone Egyptian Text Messages
Egypt Forced Vodafone to Send Pro-Government Text Messages During Protests
If there was any doubt that the Egyptian government treated private tech companies alarmingly during the recent protests, mobile company Vodafone says that it was forced to send waves of government-scripted propaganda text messages, the source of which was unclear to mobile customers who received them. Vodafone says that carriers Mobinil and Etisalat were also forced to send similar messages. According to Vodafone's statement, "Vodafone Group has protested to the authorities that the current situation regarding these messages is unacceptable ... We have made clear that all messages should be transparent and clearly attributable to the originator." A few of the messages Vodafone was forced to send:Read on...