The 287 documents released by Wikileaks on December 1, 2011 reveal a multi billion spying industry that took off after 911 including many companies specialized in software development.
Summary: Torbjorn Sassersson | updated local time 18:50 December 5, 2011
The aim is to make every cellphone into a spying device enabling mass surveillance of individuals. The software is already known to automatically detect words and sentences including flagged content in the same way as cameras can detect and recognize certain faces in crowds. When detected personel can take over the surveillance to stalk the moves and whereabouts of suspects.
Russia Today says this surveillance has been used by many countries to find and kill people. According to Wikileaks and Julian Assange there are at least 160 companies in 120 countries that develop spyware for mass surveillance.
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