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Advanced Middle East Systems sells surveillance technology. That's why we're campaigning for better export controls on surveillance technology.

P.O. Box 500439
Internet City
United Arab Emirates

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254 surveillance vendors in 35 countries around the world… catalogued and exposed.
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Big Brother Incorporated

The Index is a catalogue of 255 vendors of surveillance technology. The brochure highlights are drawn from material released as part of the WikiLeaks Spy Files. This research was conducted as part of our Big Brother Incorporated project, an investigation into the international surveillance trade that focuses on the sale of technologies by Western companies to repressive regimes intent on using them as tools of political control.
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