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The Surveillance Catalog – Where governments get their tools

The Surveillance CatalogWhere governments get their tools

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

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/11/how-governments-shop-tools-their-
spying-kits/45204/

http://projects.wsj.com/surveillance-catalog/#/

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