The Gemalto logo is seen during a press conference. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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The Franco-Dutch firm, Gemalto, was responding to a report on an investigative news website that said the hack allowed Britain's GCHQ and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to potentially monitor the calls, texts and emails of cellphone users around the world.SIMs are made of chips that uniquely identify phones and computer data cards on a network.In the biggest example, the documents say 300,000 SIM codes destined for phone subscribers in Somalia were snatched.Gemalto said it had never sold SIM cards to four of the 12 operators listed in the documents -- naming a Somali carrier as one of those four.
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