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The Sultan of Oman's intelligence services are spying on the local operations of British oil company Shell with the aid of controversial European tech companies, the Register has learned. Documents seen by el Reg reveal that the internal phone systems at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) - a joint venture between the Omani …

  1. Irongut

    British oil company Shell

    Do you mean Royal Dutch Shell whose headquarters are in The Hague?

    1. Otto is a bear.

      Re: British oil company Shell

      I think on the whole they prefer to be referred to as Anglo-Dutch, they are incorporated in the UK, HQ in the Netherlands, primary listing on the FTSE. They pay tax here as well.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They don't pay tax here

    so Fuck Them!

  3. Google

    "Oxford University is lead consultant on the project acting through its wholly owned subsidiary ISIS Innovation."

    Time for a name change?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    they are already listening to the locals..

    ... so why not listen to the foreigners?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No news here

    Doesn't everyone actually understand that every nation with the capabilities is monitoring all electronic communications? If this is news to you then you must live under a rock.

  6. Edwin

    It never ceases to amaze me...

    That there seemingly normal people working at software houses that will teach their children good behaviour, but check their ethics and scruples at the door when they get to the office.

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