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Airtel spy code: Indian techie now demands apology from Israeli firm for ‘illegal’ legal notice

Airtel spy code: Indian techie now demands apology from Israeli firm for ‘illegal’ legal notice

Airtel spy code: Indian techie now demands apology from Israeli firm for ‘illegal’ legal notice

India’s biggest telecom operator has said that it doesn’t spy on its subscribers internet usage pattern. This comes in response to revelation that the company actually spies on its 3G internet data subscribers.

A Bangaluru based techie had claimed earlier this month that India’s biggest telecom operator was actually involved in spying its own 3G internet subscribers.

A local computer programmer, Thejesh GN,had blamed the company and had expressed ‘outrage and shock’ over how the company did it. Later he said that he had been served a legal notice by an Israeli company regarding his exposure of the Airtle. Later he said that he had received a legal notice from an Israeli company and he himself later filed a legal notice and demands an apology. Reports claim that the programmer actually received a notice by Flash Networks, an Israeli company for reporting the manner in which Airtel had introduced a JavaScript code in the pages browsed by Airtel customers. Flash Networks offers monetisation solutions to telecom operators across the world.airtel_1121787f

In the meantime Airtel later said that it had nothing to do with the said Israeli company. “This is a standard solution deployed by telcos globally to help their customers keep track of their data usage in terms of megabytes used. It is therefore meant to improve customer experience and empower them to manage their usage. One of our network vendor partners has piloted this solution through a third party to help customers understand their data consumption in terms of volume of data used. As a responsible corporate, we have the highest regard for customer privacy and we follow a policy of zero tolerance with regard to the confidentiality of customer data. We are also surprised at the Cease & Desist notice served by Flash Networks to Thejesh GN, and categorically state that we have no relation, whatsoever, with the notice.”

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