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Russian Company Helps the Boss Monitor Your Mobile Phone Calls

  • A Kaspersky Lab spinoff fuels concerns about privacy
  • ‘A hot ticket for any company seeking to protect’ secrets
Natalya Kaspersky, chief executive officer of InfoWatch.

Natalya Kaspersky, chief executive officer of InfoWatch.

Source: InfoWatch

Ever sought a bit of privacy by stepping away from your desk to make a personal call on your cell phone? Soon, that may not be enough to prevent the boss from listening in -- at least not in Russia.

A Moscow security firm has developed technology that lets companies eavesdrop on mobile calls made on their premises. InfoWatch says the product is legal in Russia and that it’s scouting for other markets where customers -- banks, government agencies, or anyone else trying prevent leaks of confidential information -- would be allowed to use it.