Phone taps in Italy spur rush toward encryption

Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 2:03 AM EST

Drumming up business would seem to be an easy task for those who sell encrypted cellphones in Italy. All they have to do is browse the major newspapers for likely customers.

Piero Fassino, national secretary of the Democratic Left Party, could have benefited from an encrypted phone before comments he made regarding a sensitive bank takeover made the front pages.

At the NY Times.

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