Vodafone angered by Egypt government

Government is using networks to send out pro-government messages

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Vodafone angered by Egypt government Vodafone Egypt have accused the Egyptian government of sending out pro-government text messages using their network. They say the messages were not properly attributed.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  February 3, 2011

Mobile operator Vodafone is accusing the Egyptian government of using its network to send out pro-government text messages to its subscribers without clear attribution, according to Reuters.

"Vodafone Group has protested to the authorities that the current situation regarding these messages is unacceptable," it said. "We have made clear that all messages should be transparent and clearly attributable to the originator."

Vodafone has said that the Egyptian authorities have told Mobinil, Etisalat and Vodafone to send messages to the people of Egypt and had been doing so since the protests broke out against the President Hosni Mubarak.

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