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Nokia Siemens Monitoring System

July 18, 2009

Action to Disrupt the Monitoring System Used by the Iranian Regime

On these days, while people are arrested, wounded, tortured and killed in Iran, there is no time for petitions.



The Case

Last year Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has delivered what is known as a monitoring center to Irantelecom,  Iran’s state-owned telephone company. According to NSN, the servers were sold for “lawful intercept functionality”. This term is used by the cell-phone industry to refer to law enforcement’s ability to “tap phones, read e-mails and surveil electronic data on communications networks”. (link 1) [please find the links at the end of this article]

NSN denies that the monitoring center sold to Iran can be used for monitoring or cencorship of the internet traffic, but it admits that the system has the capability to conduct voice monitoring of local calls on Iran’s fixed and mobile telephone network. (link 2)

True, the monitoring system may be used to prevent criminal and terrorist activities in democratic countries where violation of privacy is subject to court’s permission. But in a country like Iran, “Lawful Interception” means much more than this. It means continuous violation of basic human rights of freedom seekers. So, even if we blindly accept NSN’s statement, it is not difficult to understand that the monitoring system serves the Iranian regime to track, trace and hunt down its opponents, especially on these crucial days. And those opponents are being subjects to arrests, battery, torture, and some of them may be subjects to execution.


The System

But we should take Nokia Siemens’s statement with caution. I have found a document which has proudly written and published by the company, but somehow it seems that now they are trying to hide it. I put this document on my website, to prevent further concealing of it from public view:

“NSN Intelligence Solutions Monitoring Center” (link 3) is a detailed document which reveals the full capabilities of this system. Quote:

“The features of our Monitoring Center – at a glance:

  • universal monitoring center concept for all monitoring requirements within all telecommunication networks:
    • fixed networks PSTN (local and international exchanges)
    • mobile networks GSM, CDMA, GPRS, 3G (UMTS/W-CDMA)
    • Next Generation Networks (NGN)
    • IP Networks (local loop, access network, ISP and internet backbone)
  • automatic correlation of communication content to IRI
  • mono and stereo voice recording, optionally compressed
  • full duplex/no compression recording for data demodulation (fax, internet, e-mails, etc.)
  • customized add-on applications
  • centralized or decentralized Monitoring Center
  • transportable Monitoring Center (‘MC to go’)
  • scalable and adaptable to customer requirements
  • joint roadmap for upcoming telecommunications technology and Monitoring Center”


Simply said, not only monitoring of telephony but monitoring of everything, including internet.


Their work is not finished with just selling the system

A smooth operation of such a complicate system requires continuous maintenance, service and support by experts, usually provided by the seller company itself. Another quote from the “NSN Intelligence Solutions Monitoring Center” document:


…a global service network and distribution system which include customized monitoring services and after-sales-support depending on their operational needs and demands.

Examples are:

  • consultation, network questionnaires and technical workshops.
  • all-round assistance in meeting legal requirements when planning LI solutions for new IP networks
  • tailored financing solutions and leasing arrangements
  • project management
  • system and network integration
  • training of system users
  • system support
  • system and capacity optimization
  • system maintenance, hard- and
  • software upgrades

…Deep understanding of security issues – inside military organizations, MOI, and other security services – as well as a broad security awareness contribute to IS’ excellent relationships, which are based on trust, reliability and stability – result in long term, thoroughly satisfied customers.

…And the dictatorship of Iran seems to be a very satisfied customer.


What Can We Do?

The least we can do is:

Taking action for a complete cease of the maintenance, service and support of the monitoring system.

This may disrupt the system and harm its efficiency, if not completely stop its operation.


The Address 1.0

Is the target of our action Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN)?

NSN has stated that: “On March 31st, 2009 Nokia Siemens Networks and Perusa Partners Fund IL.P., a private investment firm advised by Munich based Perusa GmbH, successfully closed the sale of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Intelligence Solutions business to Perusa.”

Trovicor Intelligence Solutions from Munich is Perusa GmbH’s subsidiary (link 4) which is responsible now for the monitoring system developed by Nokia Siemens Network. So, the target should be now Perusa and Trovicor.


But wait!

Trovicor’s website says: “Trovicor was founded as the VDR (Voice & Data Recording) business unit within the Siemens corporation in 1993. Since then, we have become an industry leader who provides project and turnkey intelligence solutions.” (link 5)


It is not clear if Trovicor is still connected officially to Siemens. But there are some interesting facts:

Johann Preinsberger who just a year ago was Head of Worldwide Sales & Customer Care at Nokia Siemens Networks, is Trovicor’s managing director today.

Jesper Mathiesen who was Head of Solution sales Management in NSN until Marh 2009, is doing the same job at Trovicor since then.

Manfred Bendisch, recently  Product Manager at NSN and Business Development Engineer at Siemens at the same time, is now serving Trovicor as Product Manager Intelligence Platform.

Michael Eisenschmid, former head of product management at NSN, is doing the same job at Trovicor now.

And there are more. In fact, each of the Trovicor’s managers I checked – used to do the same or a similar job in NSN.

The same companies, the same people. All in the family?


A summary of what we have until now about our target of action:

1. Nokia Siemens claims that it sold its monitoring system to Perusa.

2. Perusa’s subsidiary Trovicor is now holding the monitoring system.

3. Trovicor was founded by Siemens in 1993.

4. Many of Nokia Siemens managers who were in charge with the monitoring system are in charge at Trovicor with similar jobs.


Is this just a migration of qualified managers from one company to another?

Or can we suspect that despite their denial, Nokia Siemens Networks are still holding the monitoring system in their hands – but since they got criticized for selling the system to countries like Iran, they just prefer to hide themselves in the dark background and let the dirty job done by “others”?

After all, Trovicor, being an expertising company within a narrow field, cannot be harmed by bad public relations. But the bad public relations can harm the business of two consumer giants like Nokia and Siemens.


The Address 2.0

Regarding to this information, I think that we may target our action to any of the companies mentioned above:

Perusa GmbH, Trovicor GmbH, Nokia Siemens Networks, as well as each of Nokia and Siemens.


Take Action

On these days, while people are getting arrested, wounded, tortured and killed in Iran, there is no time for petitions.

I am suggesting anyone who cares about the struggle of the Iranian people for freedom, to:

1. Contact the managers of those companies and demand the immediate cease of the maintenance, service and support of the NSN monitoring system at the service of the Iranian dictatorship. This should be done without harming the regular communication systems used by the people of Iran.


2. Contact any public personality and journalist you know personally and ask them to pay attention to this issue.

Whether you send the managers an email, make a phone call, or go yourself to one of the companies, I  am asking you to be polite and topical.

If you send them a letter or email, please write a personal letter, created individually. I will not provide any standard template for you to use. Such letters just invite a standard template response.

Remember: Our aim is not to clean our conscience by castigating those people, but to cause them to stop any technical support and service to the monitoring system.


The Contacts


Perusa GmbH
Theatinerstrasse 40 80333 Munich
tel. +49 89 2 38 87 89-0  fax: +49 (89) 2 38 87 89-50
email: info@perusa.de

Dr. Christopher Höfener        email: hoefener@perusa.de
Dr. Christian Hollenberg       email: hollenberg@perusa.de
Dr. Hanno Schmidt-Gothan  email: schmidt-gothan@perusa.de


Trovicor GmbH
Machtlfingerstrasse 7
DE-81379 Munich, Germany
+49 89 20 80 35-500

Managing Director: Johann Preinsberger email:________________


Nokia Siemens Networks
Head office: Karaportti 3
02610 Espoo, Finland
PO Box 1
FI-02022 Nokia Siemens Networks
+358 71 400 4000 (Finland)
+49 89 5159 01 (Germany)

Find all worldwide NSN addresses and phones here.

CEO: Simon Beresford-Wylie       email:  _______________
Chairman: Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo    email:  olli-pekka.kallasvuo@nokia.com


Keilalahdentie 2-4,
FI-02150 Espoo
Post address:
P.O. Box 226,
FI-00045 Nokia Group Finland
Tel. +358 (0) 7180 08000

CEO: Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo            email: olli-pekka.kallasvuo@nokia.com


Siemens AG
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
D-80333 Munich
+49 (69) 797 6660  +49 (800) 225 53 36

President and CEO: Peter Loscher    email:_______________


Anyone who can find the missing email addresses here, please send to shrtmdr [at] gmail.com






(1) “The Washington Times” article, April 13, 2009

(2) Nokia Siemens Statement: Provision of Lawful Intercept capability in Iran – June 22, 2009

(3) “NSN Intelligence Solutions Monitoring Center” (pdf)

(4) http://www.perusa-partners.de/english/interest/interest.php

(5) http://www.trovicor.de/about-us


more NSN links:

The Wall Street Journal, 23 June, 2009

Psiphon’s NokiaSiemens’ file: The central nervous system of a police state

One More Time: Iran Isn’t Using Deep Packet Inspection

Five technologies Iran is using to censor the Web
BBC News, 22 June, 2009

Guardian, 22 June 2009

Technology, Business and democratic Rights in Iran – Update on Nokia Siemens Networks

  1. Thanks and congratulations on your superb work dissembling info on NSN.

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  4. excellent information, these information should also be forwarded to UN, EU, and the USA governing bodies; it is obviouse that there are no regulation with this regard and perhaps it is time that governments looked into these type of practices specially those that claim thire aim is democracy.
    People of Iran will be triumphant at the end of this crisis.

    Comment by FreeIran — July 20, 2009 @ 00:48
  5. Great work! I hear that these companies are losing millions of $$s in Iran, Los Angeles, Cal. USA is considering stopping one their company from working with a local internet provider because of Iran. They would lose even more. On top of that the boycotting of Noika cell phones alone is costing them so much that cell phone companies are having to offer a replacement option (non-Noika) or risk losing business. That will teach them (and other companies) to consider carefully when you do unethical business- it will always come back to bite you!

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  7. Nokia sold a network, not monitoring system. All networks in the world have same ability called lawful intercept.
    There are two options: Iran can have network with this functionality or Iran doesn’t have networks at all.

    THERE ARE NO OTHER OPTIONS! Every single manufacturer has to follow laws and standards. Even if the standards and laws wouldn’t require this functionality, it would be present in the system because no company can afford to design multiple systems and keep the updated.
    And lets face it: if NSN wouldn’t have provided Iran the networks, somebody else would have.

    And please don’t spread misinformation about NSN monitoring systems. Of course the company probably has them, it is a way to make money because such systems are required in certain networks. That doesn’t change the fact that NSN has said that they haven’t sold this technology to Iran and what they sold was the basic network.

    If you do have proof that they did indeed sell something else to Iran, please show us the proof. It is pretty darn unfair to be accusing NSN for something they apparently haven’t done.
    NSN has been very open about the case and I’d expect the same from the opposition. It’s either the proof or stop for this bullshit.

    Which is more trustworthy:
    a) a Finnish company which has to follow the strict laws and which would have a catastrophe in hand if they would have lied in a place like this.
    b) some random dude/dudess in the internet who has no laws to worry, apparently.

    If I would have something to do with NSN, I wouldn’t be so kind to people who are without any responsibility spreading lies about my company. And I’m not necessarily saying that you’re lying, I’ll attack NSN immediately at your side if you show the proof that they did sell monitoring system to Iran.

    But what if you’re not right? What if NSN has sold only the basic network and they haven’t been lying about anything? What is the responsibility of people like the author behind this blog?

    Comment by Eric — July 20, 2009 @ 09:38
  8. Eric,
    Talking about “spreading lies” and responsiblity: Shouldn’t YOUR responsibility be first to read thoroughly and understand what it is written, before you accuse people of spreading lies?
    It seems that either you did not read the statement of Nokia Siemens itself, and other links I brought, or you did not understand them. The same goes about reading or understanding the whole article.
    Nokia Siemens did not sell a network system, but a monitoring system. It is clear from THEIR OWN STATEMENT. The discussion is whether the system provides also internet monitoring, or is restricted only to mobile and fixed phones, as they claim, which is enough to violate basic human rights of the Iranian people.
    Now, DUDE, go and read again, for a better understanding. And I will remember your promise: “I’ll attack NSN immediately at your side if you show the proof that they did sell monitoring system to Iran.” The proof is there. I am waiting. But please, while “attacking on my side”, do not use any rudeness like you have used in your comment. Otherwise we will not be at the same side.

    Comment by shariatmadari — July 20, 2009 @ 10:16
  9. Nokia did indeed sell Iran a monitoring system as the above reader states. Boycotts are never pleasant, but when undertaken responsibly and as a last resort, become an indespensible tool in the arsenal of the “powerless” against the unconscionable.

    Comment by patricia — July 20, 2009 @ 10:36
  10. shariatmadari,

    Ok. My bad. I used monitoring system in different meaning than you did. NSN sold monitoring system as a part of basic network. But they did not sell a system that is capable to do DPI or internet censorship or whatever you’re trying to imply (with linking articles that have been proven to be wrong).
    Once again show me the proof that NSN has sold that DPI etc. functionality to Iran. And there is no discussion about what NSN sold to Iran. It is only internet bloggers who have decided that NSN has done something evil.

    This “news” that you’re trying to spread has been out for weeks now. And still no sign of any proof against NSN.

    And one question: Iran with network or Iran without network? So respond to your readers with just simple answer. If you know anything about networks, you do know also the two options: with or without.

    Comment by Eric — July 20, 2009 @ 12:03
  11. Sorry Eric. You are still proving poor reading and understanding
    skills, and evading the commitment you declared. I will not argue with you anymore.

    Comment by shariatmadari — July 20, 2009 @ 12:12
  12. Erik
    You are either the one forcing the affair or you are mind washed… either ways you are not on the peoples side!

    Comment by bamardom — July 20, 2009 @ 13:37
  13. Eric,
    If you sleep with dogs then you might get fleas. That’s life. Nokia was more than happy to cash the Ayatollah’s check. And we are more than happy to make them regret dealing with lowlife scum.

    Regarding your future posts: Lies are complex but truth is usually pretty simple. If you can’t say it in 100 words or less then it probably isn’t worth reading.

    Comment by Richard — July 20, 2009 @ 14:54
  14. Eric – you said:
    “Which is more trustworthy:
    a) a Finnish company which has to follow the strict laws and which would have a catastrophe in hand if they would have lied in a place like this…”

    Actually, Siemens has a long history of acting in the interests of nefarious political groups. They did REALLY well under Nazi Germany… google “Nazi Siemens” for a smattering of info. They have precendent for this behaviour. What they don’t have is precedent for the outrage and consumer backlash for these actions – THANKS, INTERNET! GO TEAM!

    Comment by carriem — July 21, 2009 @ 14:14
  15. I have just sent my email to those CEOs.
    Great idea. Good luck.

    Comment by Alfonso from Spain — July 21, 2009 @ 22:42
  16. I have linked your website in our description, i hope your ok with it.

    Great work!

    Best wishes,

    Comment by Azadi — July 22, 2009 @ 02:10
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  18. Thanks for all the work you guys have done. I iwll send a letter to the emails you provided.

    Comment by Lawdan Bazargan — July 22, 2009 @ 03:00
  19. Good work and thanks. I just emailed all of those contacts, politely but seriously. Please include my website in your links, and I’ll do the same on mine with yours. In solidarity!

    Comment by Friend of Neda — July 22, 2009 @ 03:15
  20. Eric,

    If new such as this: http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/15/news/companies/siemens_bribery/?postversion=2008121516

    does not question the legitimacy of friendly german/finish comapanies who will work with any country, government and organization to make profit and fullfill their greed at any cost then I’m not sure what will. The “it’s just business” attitude is distroying this world.

    Comment by Joe — July 22, 2009 @ 04:05
  21. sorry it is coming as gibberish. But the listed sites gerdab and soroush-rayaneh were faulted for collaborating with the IRI. K

    Comment by kaveh niazi — July 22, 2009 @ 10:09
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  26. carriem — nice burn! whoop whoop, i like that one! eric ur a douche.

    ~ Sea of green, Roya

    Comment by Roya — July 24, 2009 @ 11:40
  27. Why boycott only against NSN?
    You do know that all networks in Iran have the same tech. So boycott and rebel also against Ericsson and others.
    All network manufacturers in Iran have sold the same “lawful interception” technology to the regime

    Richard: How about the original article? Quite a lot longer than 100 words and author apparently isn’t answering (for some odd reason) to questions thrown at him…

    Everybody here certainly has sympathy against Iranian people. But that doesn’t mean that we should attack random companies. Remember, all networks in Iran and also in the world have the same tech as the networks in Iran (by NSN). Author of this blog is trying to say that that is not the case, but he/she still hasn’t given us any proofs.

    Comment by Steve — July 25, 2009 @ 15:45
  28. Nokia proudly advertise on their web site their Corporate Social Responsibility. Such a shame they don’t have any moral or ethical responsibility.

    Comment by naesk — July 25, 2009 @ 16:01
  29. Oh, Steve, do you see any word like “boycott” in the article? Why should I answer to people who do not read and do not understand what is written here?

    Comment by shariatmadari — July 25, 2009 @ 16:09
  30. OK, time to push aside the childish noise pollution.
    1- some simple minded person is asking for “proof” that NSN sold MC with DPI capabilities. The system in question is installed in Telecommunications Infrastructure Company’s LCT center in Tehran. TIC is %100 owned by Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology. The LCT facility is at corner of Hakeem HWY & Kordistan, but all you can see is the giant stone clad administrative building, the Chinese made comm tower (with American Andrews logo visible on some of the microwave antennas installed on it), and the security fences. What you nice children will never see (unless you were a top executive of one of their contractors like me, or a thouroughly filtered Ministry staffer) is the giant bomb proof technical center, NOC, machine rooms, and datacenters 7 stories under ground encased in 4 feet concrete enclosure. You really want to go in there and see the “proof” for yourself??? I seriously doubt it. Well, maybe then we can find a way to steal a copy of the contract that is kept inside the vault in TIC’s Legal Affairs? Ummm, I wonder what would happen to anyone caught attempting that, even if they had access to the information. Ok, then how about this: we just sit on our butt and let hundreds more innocent people get arrested and tortured, while we wait for hard evidence? You are free to do so and in fact many are doing just this, but, sorry, that’s not going to work for me and millions of others who have not lost their priorities in a haze of stupor.
    2- DPI capability denial. Did you really expect CEO of NSN to just come out and admit they had sold a cutting-edge spying system to Iranian dictators? I mean, whatever are you doing even reading this stuff and wasting our time if your cerebral capacity is so hopelessly damaged?
    Those of us involved in providing “black” ports for gray route Voip termination in Iran, KNOW from experience that 3 months ago TIC suddenly developed the capability to block ALL VoIP traffic (they ran 2 hour tests of the system on two consecutive evenings). The only VoIP packets that could get through, were those sent over a VPN tunnel we established to a router in US. That’s when we snooped around, and found out the newly commissioned NSN MC was blocking all VoIP packets, identified through doing Deep Packet Inspection of Iran’s entire internet traffic in/out bound.
    3- WRT “you want a network or you don’t want a network”. Put a very minimal effort into educating yourself before making ridiculously off remarks. To learn that we did have enormous voice/data communications networks and internet access prior to NSN doing our nation this huge humanitarian favor they recently did, read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_in_Iran
    Also read this article, complete with some security expert opinions: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/13/europe39s-telecoms-aid-with-spy-tech/print/
    Only if we could learn the virtues of refraining from making ignorant comments about issues we lack expertise or sufficient understanding on, the world would immediately become a much better place for all. My hat off to Mr. Shariatmadiari for the excellent work he’s done as published here. Now, please go write those letters and tell your friends and family to boycott these evil corps. If enough pressure is exerted on NSN, they will see it “feasible” to pull the plug on this contract – which would mean they lose their PBG held by Iran’s TIC – worth %10 of contract value.

    Comment by ferdosi — July 25, 2009 @ 17:15
  31. Oh sorry, there’s no word “boycott” there. So you’re not trying to get a boycott against Nokia, Siemens or NSN. You’re just trying to get people to spam to Nokia, Siemens and NSN corps. And when people are retweeting your messages, you’re just ignoring the “Boycott Nokia/Siemens/NSN/Whatever -stamp” they’re adding to your message. Isn’t it a bit irritating when they twist your message, considering you apparently have nothing against Nokia, Siemens or NSN?

    And once again: Why not Ericsson? Why not Huawei? (Though I’m not sure if Huawei have any networks in Iran). Why not X?

    I appreciate your work (as in = you’re actually doing something) but it just won’t do anything. Even if it would work against NSN (which is fantasy), there are still other systems available on networks. Network manufacturers need to obey laws and regulations and therefore they won’t and can’t “break” their own systems.

    The real problem in Iran is the regime, not foreign firms. The real problem in world is the laws and regulations, don’t blame companies adhering to those rules.


    Comment by Steve — July 25, 2009 @ 17:32
  32. Steve
    You can write here any comment, as long as you do not spam. But this is the last word to you from me. I am not into arguing with people who do not understand what they read and what they are talking about.

    Comment by shariatmadari — July 25, 2009 @ 18:19
  33. Mr. Shariatmadari, Steve does have one valid point, if i may say so. Why not, indeed?
    The answer is: PRIORITIES. But rest assured that just because we have focused on one culprit that is doing the most damage imposed on people’s life and liberty, it doesn’t mean there’s no intention to use the historically unprecedented global solidarity that Iranians are very proud to be receiving, to persuade other socially irresponsible corps.
    This is work in progress, to give you a better understanding of the approximate scope of work ahead: http://irancorps.wordpress.com/
    Also for a better legal analysis of NSN issue: http://csrlaw.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/technology-business-and-democratic-rights-in-iran-update-on-nokia-siemens-networks/
    And of course, there is Hughes and i-Direct, supplying satellite communications systems to Iran’s IRGC and other gov’t agancies, and many others who will soon be targeted. Huawei also enjoys a happy marriage to the dictators but has sold only “normal” networking components, billing systems, GSM and WiMAX stuff. But the most critical provider of network tech to Iran is Cisco (working indirectly to maintain “plausible deniablity”). I hope this makes some people feel better, knowing we are not agents of Samsung trying to put Noki out of biz. Reading the material in the blog linked above, will give you a better understanding of what this is all about – and the price the world could pay if the issue is ignored.

    Comment by ferdosi — July 25, 2009 @ 18:53
  34. Mr. Ferdosi, I would like to contact with you. Please send me an email to shrtmdr[at]gmail.com

    Comment by shariatmadari — July 25, 2009 @ 19:46
  35. Thanks for the wonderful information and research!

    Comment by Mehran — July 27, 2009 @ 18:10
  36. Great work here! thanks for all the info! I wonder if Eric and Steve are Nokia employees, or just malcontents who do little research on their own?

    Comment by Ran — July 27, 2009 @ 21:11
  37. well check out Ahmadi and Khamenei joining in bed protest after John Lennon and YokoOno.
    Nokia big loser, good work chaps, PPL Power, united we will win.

    Comment by FreeIran — July 27, 2009 @ 22:28
  38. Nokia losses important Nortel billion $$$$s deal http://bit.ly/aZXtj
    also check this out http://twitpic.com/bsrpm

    Comment by FreeIran — July 27, 2009 @ 22:44
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  41. shariatmadari, thanks for this work, which I’m trying to bring to use.

    Also thanks to ferdosi for in-depth comments….comments that, by the way, seems to have been generated by some of the more “sceptical” comments, which therefore have served an important and not only irritating purpose.

    I would like to add, that the mere taking action against corps. that supply oppressive regimes serves a purpose: The risk of them being held accountable and suffer damage to their brand.

    Comment by _gator — July 28, 2009 @ 19:59
  42. Kudos for your work researching this issue. Much more helpful than low-info rumors. Will go send my emails now, including link to this site.

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  45. Shariatmadari – I’ve been looking into these companies in my spare time. I had hoped to enlist the help of my brother, who is a lawyer in Manhattan and an expert in of “acquisition and divestiture” transactions, which is what these companies have done (and what is causing much confusion.) However, my brother informs me that the rules of his law firm forbid him getting involved.

    However, from my own reading and research, it has become obvious to me that whatever the roots of it, Trovicor is clearly the main company that is currently involved. I’ve noticed a lot of action vis-a-vis Nokia or Siemens, but an absense of focus on Trovicor. But Trovicor is where the largest amount of focus ought to be – they are the ones actively and currently assisting with monitoring.

    Trovicor clearly knows they would be the subject of protests; they must go to great lengths to make sure no contact information of their individual employees does not show up anywhere on the internet. They publcly provide only one email address (they claim this is to avoid spam) and one phone number .. for everyone.

    I recently tweeted out a detailed flyer from a conference of all European companies and personnel that are involved in what they call “lawful interception” technology. European offices tend to also cover the Middle East. Follow me @KevinScottDC and look back at my tweets. Thanks.

    Comment by Kevin Scott — July 28, 2009 @ 21:26
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  50. dear shariatmadari,

    We have launched a blog at http://stopaidingdictators.wordpress.com and have used the work you have done to uncover the tracks of NSN, to complement the material in this weblog. We hope you don’t have any objections.

    Our aim is to channel the power of people around the world into international actions to paralyze the Iranian despots.

    Thank you for your very fine work.

    Comment by ProjectSAD — August 11, 2009 @ 20:55
  51. Not only that I do not have any objections, but I fully support projectSAD. It is a great initiative!

    Comment by shariatmadari — August 13, 2009 @ 12:48
  52. it is not breaking, that monitoring entities (like Echelon) do work like Siemens does in Iran.

    But it is relevant, that an enterprise has deliberately stepped over moral laws and still does, to provide an unlawful government with sophisticated means to break the human rights extensively and at largest human costs.

    It is about the help, this enterprise gives every day to killing, unlawful detaining and inhumanity – unwillingly, of course, they got trapped as victims of greed. They should have known better, been more professional, more than some ‘managers labelled terminator in a shark skin suit’.

    It is about the ‘true costs’ of such ludicruous deals, they are beyond human.

    It’s not important, if it is Siemens, Perusa or someone else, to whom they sold responsability, but it is important, to show discontent and anger at such nefarious neglectedness towards human safety and sustainable policy.

    To fight against this culture of having a consciousness only when broadcasted, seems just a natural thing to do and needs litterally nothing: close your eyes, when you should watch their publicity, do not buy.

    Comment by Topastro — November 18, 2009 @ 03:56
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  55. [...] Madari, S. (2009, July 18). Nokia Siemens monitoring system: Action to disrupt the monitoring system used by the Iranian regime. Retrieved October 5, 2010 from: http://shariatmadari.wwebb.info/nokia-siemens-monitoring-system/#respond [...]

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