The spy who bugged me

2019-03-07 10:04:05

By Barry Fox INTELLIGENCE agencies won’t have any trouble working out how to snoop unnoticed on satellite phone calls. The information has just been published in patents filed by Motorola in the US and Europe. Motorola developed the first cellphone system more than 20 years ago, along with the exchanges that connect standard cellphones to the public telephone network. It then went on to develop satellite telephone technology for the Iridium and Teledesic services. To stress the value of the ideas in its patents, Motorola first explains how the security services eavesdrop on conventional cellphone calls: