Whoosh revealing off-network private numbers to subscribers?

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 7-Mar-2006 15:29

A couple of Geekzone users have noticed that Whoosh's phone service is passing on the calling partys caller id number, despite the caller blocking their number at source from another network (Telecoms 027 network in at least one case). This could have quite severe repurcussions, as there are many people who legitimately require total privacy of their phone numbers. Two that I have directly dealt with are Detectives in the New Zealand Police, and the Diplomatic Protection Squad (who among other things look after the Prime Minister, visiting dignitaries, and the New Zealand witness protection program). According to this thread, the telco has been notified, but perhaps thought the user was talking out a hole in their modem?

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