Siemens/Nokia Denies Being Iran's Enabler

Ben Roome, a spokesman for the joint Siemens/Nokia project that supplied Iran with a national mobile telephone system, is blasting back at media reports suggesting that the companies gave Iran the capacity to monitor the source and location of e-mail traffic. Not so, he says. With appropriate reference to international law, Roome says that the technology allowed the company to monitor telephones, but that the contract had nothing to do with web censoring. "Nokia Siemens has not provided any deep packet inspection, web censorship, or Internet filtering capability to Iran."


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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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