Nov 192011
 
 November 19, 2011  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

From the WSJ:

Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal open a rare window into a new global market for the off-the-shelf surveillance technology that has arisen in the decade since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The techniques described in the trove of 200-plus marketing documents include hacking tools that enable governments to break into people’s computers and cellphones, and “massive intercept” gear that can gather all Internet communications in a country.

The documents—the highlights of which are cataloged and searchable here—were obtained from attendees of a secretive surveillance conference held near Washington, D.C., last month.

Read more on The Wall Street Journal. I haven’t had time to read this all yet, but will definitely want to know what U.S. companies are enabling oppressive regimes.

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