‘Australian techbedrijf has calls in Dutch hands’
The Australian technology company Appen has private conversations and chats of thousands of Dutch people in the hands.
That reports the Volkskrant on the basis of a former employee at Appen. It would in any case go to calls and chats from 2010 and 2011.
The employee had Dutch audio clips to listen to and then describe. It was often to conversations in taxis were lined. There would be dozens of others participated in the project.
It is unclear how Appen to the data. Vodafone, which is a bugged conversation in the hands of Appen, never say with the company to have worked. According to sources at the Dutch telecoms operators only cooperated with police or security forces.
According to the National Forensic Bureau were the calls intercepted by the British security service GCHQ. That would have been Dutch lines eavesdropping. Although Appen, an Australian company is worked, the employee concerned from the United Kingdom.
Appen would be possible to cooperate with the GCHQ, the intelligence voice recognition software has to offer. The company would be the gespreksdata in the hands of this service to improve.
Appen is not to say, or they cooperate with security forces. The company says no business ties with telecom providers.