US provides Iraq with phone and text messaging monitoring devicesIraq is definitely no peace zone as there are plenty of factions out there within the country who oppose the current political situation. While some factions opt for more peaceful talks, there are others who seem to think that violence solves everything, which is why staying on top of security is the best way to keep their citizens safe. According to a US military official, Washington will be providing authorities in Iraq with technology that will allow them to monitor and record phone calls and text messages.

The purpose behind this move is to prevent terrorist attacks by anticipating and intercepting any plans that might hint at terrorist activities. With the technology that Washington is providing, these new high-tech devices is said to be able to monitor at least 5,000 mobile phones along with fixed lines at the same time, including both domestic and international calls.

Of course with this kind of monitoring, there are questions raised about whether the equipment will be used against politicians for political reasons, not to mention there’s always the question about the invasion of privacy. Would you sacrifice your privacy for the protection and safety of your country along with its citizens?

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