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Private firms selling mass surveillance systems around world, documents show
The Guardian ^ | November 19 | Nick Hopkins and Matthew Taylor

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: surveillance
gee Imagine IRAN using this sort of data spy on US
1 posted on 11/19/2013 8:14:30 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

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 ?

2 posted on 11/19/2013 10:37:08 AM PST by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta

the implications,...across the board... are staggering!

3 posted on 11/19/2013 11:14:12 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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