Skip to comments.Private firms selling mass surveillance systems around world, documents show
Posted on 11/19/2013 8:14:30 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
One Dubai-based firm offers DIY system similar to GCHQ's Tempora programme, which taps fibre-optic cables
Private firms are selling spying tools and mass surveillance technologies to developing countries with promises that "off the shelf" equipment will allow them to snoop on millions of emails, text messages and phone calls, according to a cache of documents published on Monday
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I found this story very interesting.
I understand that governments/people would need access to “fiber” or “Trunk lines” in order to collect data etc.
Making “Off the Shelf” technology available to governments is one thing, I wouldn’t be surprised to find this spying capability find its way into the hands of individuals before long.
Some enterprising hackers would be happy to share their skill sets with an open-source, free-ware program.
Can you imagine the implications if millions of people had the ability to spy on millions of others ?
the implications,...across the board... are staggering!