Reuters reveals how Myanmar’s military moved in on the telecoms sector to spy on citizens - Reuters News Agency
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Reuters reveals how Myanmar’s military moved in on the telecoms sector to spy on citizens

Reuters revealed how, in the months before the Myanmar military’s Feb. 1 coup, the country’s telecom and internet service providers were ordered to install intercept spyware that would allow the army to eavesdrop on the communications of citizens. The directives are part of a sweeping effort by the army to deploy electronic surveillance systems and exert control over the internet with the aim of keeping tabs on political opponents, squashing protests and cutting off channels for any future dissent, people with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters.

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: Business & Finance
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Aerospace & DefenceEquities
Regions: Asia
Countries: Myanmar
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
A demonstrator protests against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 19, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer
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