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Monday, September 16, 2013

Hackers For Government Hire: A Growing And Deeply Disturbing Industry

Wikileaks recently continued the release of what they refer to as the “Spy Files.” These files provide a look into some of the companies behind the rapid commercialization of the spy equipment industry, who’s clients include repressive governments and dictatorial regimes around the world. In a press releaseannouncing these files Wikileaks states:

Across the world, mass surveillance contractors are helping intelligence agencies spy on individuals and ‘communities of interest’ on an industrial scale.

The Wikileaks Spy Files reveal the details of which companies are making billions selling sophisticated tracking tools to government buyers, flouting export rules, and turning a blind eye to dictatorial regimes that abuse human rights.



Anonymous said...

The movie "Hackers" was made way back in 1995.If they could do then that which was depicted in that movie who knows what they can do now.18 years is a technological eternity.

lmclain said...

Just like the military industrial complex, the tech companies have no respect for human rights or human life. As long as they can sell their product, the end users and the end results (even the deaths and maimings of fellow Americans) don't concern them at all. People languishing in foreign prisons and torture chambers due to their products are not even a thought. They NEED that third house in Hawaii, the newest Benz, and a huge fantasy wedding in the forest. YOUR kid gets to sacrifice his life. They're perfectly okat with THAT. Keep cheering. They are doubled over in laughter at you....