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In-flight communication monitored for years by US, UK secret services

09
Dec
2016

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From as early as 2012, mobile phone activity on commercial airlines has been monitored by the intelligence agencies NSA (US) and GCHQ (UK) with Air France being a top target as of 2005, Le Monde announced yesterday, based on additional information from Edward Snowden’s leaked information.

“In 2009, in an internal document, the NSA emphasizes that in December 2008, 50,000 people had already used their mobile phones in flight, a figure which rose to 100,000 in February 2009,” Le Monde informed.

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