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Inside the shadow world of commercialised spook spyware

Publisher: 
The Register
Publication date: 
01-Dec-2011
Author(s): 
Duncan Campbell
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“The shock of the Chinese offer was not what they were trying to sell me,” King told The Register. “It was the fact that they were only one of several dozen companies all making the same claims and pushing their own brand of repressive technologies. How many dictatorships did they think I was representing?”

Privacy International will be relaunching their Big Brother Incorporated project, intended to highlight the menace of the new surveillance companies that are trying to profit from the previously dark and secret arts of hackers and signals intelligence agencies alike.

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“Why is the government allowing space to people like Gamma Group, whose equipment helps destroy human rights abroad?” King asked.