Jul 092015
 July 9, 2015  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Ryan Gallagher has continued to wade through the Hacking Team files that were dumped by hackers. In this article, he reveals more troubling activities, such as:

Demo for Bangladesh “death squad”

In May, a Hacking Team representative traveled to Dhaka in Bangladesh to demonstrate the company’s spy technology at the headquarters of a brutal paramilitary security agency that is known for torture and extrajudicial killings. The Rapid Action Battalion (pictured above) – described by Human Rights Watch as a “death squad” that has perpetrated systematic abuses over more than a decade – wanted to see “a practical demonstration” of Hacking Team’s surveillance equipment “in the ground settings of Bangladesh,” according to the company’s emails. Last month, a reseller for Hacking Team in Bangladesh reported that he had submitted the bid papers for the deal and was “pushing RAB to select our offer through our personal relationship.”

Read more on The Intercept.

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