04 Mar '11, 11am

Thai lawmakers warned of phone spy threat: BANGKOK - THAI lawmakers were ordered on Friday not to divulge secret...

BANGKOK - THAI lawmakers were ordered on Friday not to divulge secrets over the telephone in an edict by the country's parliament about so-called 'spy phone' technology. Legislators were told that their calls could be intercepted and text messages hacked into, in a notice posted on the official parliament website. 'Don't discuss top-secret issues either on your mobile phone or land line,' the announcement said. They were instructed not to lend their personal mobile phones to strangers and only to use trusted repair shops. Interference during conversations - other than by call waiting notifications - should be treated with great suspicion, the message said. A Parliament information technology official said no actual phone tapping had been discovered, but authorities wanted to raise politicians' awareness. -- AFP

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