Message to one diktator re another

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Boycott Nokia and Ericsson!!

A British company with ties to Foreign Secretary William Hague is being accused of selling phone tracking software to Iran shortly after the 2009 elections.
The Telegraph writes that Creativity Software signed a contract two years ago to "provide lawful intercept solutions" to Iran, and alleges that this software could have been used to track protesters.

The deal was signed with one of the biggest mobile phone networks in Iran, Irancell, on 1 August 2009. An Iranian journalist, Saeid Pourheydar, says that the technology was used to track down protesters, even when they were not using their phones. He adds that he was "presented with his 'entire phone history' when he was arrested".

The newspaper report adds that a major shareholder in Creativity Software is a company called MMC Ventures; and both the CEO and chairman of this outfit contributed towards William Hague's private office.

Since the stolen Iranian election in June 2009 and the subsequent massacres of the people of Iran, it has been discovered that Nokia provides the technology to listen into Iranian Green activists'  mobile phones, pinpoint their whereabouts and pass on information the the Hitlerite regime leaders.

Now there is information that another Nordic company is helping the regime to track the dissidents: Ericsson:

The Iranian officers who knocked out Saeid Pourheydar’s four front teeth also enlightened the opposition journalist. Held in Evin Prison for weeks following his arrest early last year for protesting, he says, he learned that he was not only fighting the regime, but also companies that armed Tehran with technology to monitor dissidents like him.
Pourheydar, 30, says the power of this enemy became clear as intelligence officers brandished transcripts of his mobile phone calls, e-mails and text messages during his detention. About half the political prisoners he met in jail told him police had tracked their communications and movements through their cell phones, he says.
“This is a commerce of death for the companies that place this technology in the hands of dictatorships,” Pourheydar says.
So begins a must-read report by Bloomberg News on the complicity of Western technology companies in Iran’s suppression of anti-regime protests. It deserves the widest possible circulation and attention.
Bloomberg singles out three companies for scrutiny:
Even as the pariah state pursued a brutal political crackdown, including arrests and executions surrounding its contested 2009 elections, European companies supplied Iran with location tracking and text-message monitoring equipment that can turn mobile phones into tools for surveillance.
Stockholm-based Ericsson AB, Creativity Software Ltd. of the U.K. and Dublin-based AdaptiveMobile Security Ltd. marketed or provided gear over the past two years that Iran’s law enforcement or state security agencies would have access to, according to more than 100 documents and interviews with more than two dozen technicians and managers who worked on the systems.
Ericsson and Creativity Software offered technology expressly for law enforcement use — including a location- monitoring product proposed by Ericsson in early 2009 and one sold this year by Creativity, according to the interviews.

Read the rest here.


  1. I find this a little strange. Isn't it the mobile network suppliers who manage the voice mail, emails and mobile phone locations? It would seem the Iranians will need to switch both the kinds of phones they use and the network operators.

  2. The Iranians have their own network suppliers. but there are certain protocols, can't remember what they are called, that does not allow them to keep tabs on their subscribers. Nokia and Ericsson provide the access. Don't ask me how, I learned about it in 2009 when following #iranelection.

  3. i don't even own a cell phone if that makes you feel better.

  4. have you ever heard of the "Irvine 11"? during a speech given at U.C. Irvine (CA) by Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren 11 douche bag "muslim students' disrupted his speech in random intervals.
    they were eventually prosecuted and were fined and had to do some community service. i just came across this video of this stupid muslim convert from Berkeley who was bitching and moaning about how they're right of free speech was violated. i came up with this photoshoped image to go along with the video link:

  5. Heard of Irvine 11, followed their vile rantings!

    Amazing you have no cellphone!! :)) xxx

  6. i know i must be the last no cell phone having hold out on the planet. have you seen Pat Condell's latest video? it's brilliant as usual so i finally decided make a thank you video for him. i posted it today you can also find a link on the blog.

  7. hey CV, this video from Oakland last Wed. will blow you away!

  8. apparently there are several pirated versions uploaded try this URL but do it soon!

  9. that's not all that's been removed. dhimmi-tube indeed seems to be getting more sharia compliant. they yanked my video as i was predicting. can you believe that shit?