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Vodafone reveals direct government wiretaps

7 June 2014 Last updated at 02:59 BST

Vodafone has said that a small number of governments have direct access to communications flowing over its networks.

Most countries in which Vodafone operates need a warrant to intercept communications, the firm said.

However, in some countries police have a direct link to customers' phone calls and web communications.

Emily Thomas reports.

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