The most salient leak in the WikiLeaks cache so far appears to be one discovered by WikiLeaks’ French media partner OWNI, which uncovered a screenshot from a manual created by the French surveillance firm Amesys that shows the e-mail addresses and online pseudonyms of at least 40 people — poets, journalists, writers, historians and intellectuals — who played key roles among Libya’s opposition groups and were evidently being spied on with Amesys technology.
Until recently, seven of them were still living in exile: four in the UK, two in the US, one in Helsinki. Last August, one of them was appointed the Libyan ambassador in London. Another was one of 15 founding members of the National Transitional Council (NTC), created in March 2011 to coordinate the insurgency in Libya. He has since been appointed Minister for Culture.
While they were living in Britain and the United States, the electronic correspondence of all these figures was spied on by the extensive monitoring systems of Amesys, a French electronic warfare arms dealer which forms part of the Bull group.
Asked about their surveillance assistance to the dictatorial regime, Amesys told OWNI, “Amesys is a manufacturer of equipment. The use of the equipment it sells is exclusively the responsibility of its clients. Amesys has never had access to the use made of the equipment it sold to Libya.”
"Wikileaks released 287 documents on Thursday, which appeared to be mainly brochures and marketing documents related to surveillance equipment. However, Owni, the French media outlet working with WikiLeaks, revealed a page of a manual from Amesys, the French surveillance company, which apparently showed the pseudonyms of 40 tracked figures. Owni claimed that these pseudonyms corresponded to political dissidents that Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi had sought to jail or kill."
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I documenti rilasciati, nello stile di WikiLeaks, sono disponibili a tutti ed è facile orientarsi grazie a una mappa interattiva, che individua i paesi presi in esame e il tipo di sorveglianza cui sono sottoposti, con un'operazione in collaborazione con Working with Bugged Planet and Privacy International e media di sei paesi – ARD in Germania, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism nel Regno Unito, The Hindu in India, L’Espresso in Italia, OWNI in Francia e il Washington Post negli Usa.
Wikileaks today released a database of tech providers that are involved in government tracking around the globe and quite a few familiar names are on the list, including Alcatel Lucent, Nokia and Cisco. Called The Spy Files , the project includes 287 records gathered and curated in conjunction with several newspapers, Working with Bugged Planet and Privacy International, as well as media organizations from six countries including the Washington Post in the U.S. While the tone of the essay accompanying the release is designed to inspire fear, the accumulation of product brochures, manuals and presentations are pretty damning.
"President Eisenhower, in his 1961 farewell address, warned that the military-industrial complex could "endanger our liberties or democratic processes." Today WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange is warning that the surveillance-industrial complex is even more dangerous."
"Le site Owni déclare avoir répertorié 124 marchands d’armes de surveillance qui, comme les marchands d’armes « traditionnels », se trouvent en très large majorité dans les pays riches et démocratiques : Etats-Unis (32), Royaume-Uni (17), Allemagne (15), Israël (10), France (8), Italie (7)…"
"Today we release over 287 files documenting the reality of the international mass surveillance industry -- an industry which now sells equipment to dictators and democracies alike in order to intercept entire populations," Assange told reporters in London.
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"There are no rules to stop a company in a democratic country selling such software to a dictator," said Jean Marc Manach of OWNI, one of the media groups that worked with Wikileaks, speaking at the release event today. "This has to stop."
"Les courriels de sept opposants libyens en exil, résidant au Royaume-Uni ou aux États-Unis, ont été espionnés dans ces pays, par un système d'interception et de surveillance vendus à la Libye de Kadhafi par une société française, révèle jeudi le site Owni.fr."
"It had already been revealed that the electronics firm, Amesys, had worked with the Libyan regime — and French rights groups are attempting to take the group to court — but Owni’s files will prove embarrassing."
These documents released Thursday include monitoring manuals sold in the past authoritarian regimes in the Arab world like Syria, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. Meanwhile, in Paris, the site Owni.fr unveiled in partnership with nearly 1100 WikiLeaks documents from manufacturers that a French company, Amesys, which does business with the regime of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The latest round of documents published by Wikileaks offers a rare glimpse into the world of surveillance products. The collection—which Wikileaks calls the Spy Files—includes confidential brochures and slide presentations that companies use to market intrusive surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies.
Rondsluipen of afluisterapparatuur plaatsen? Dat hebben spionnen al lang niet meer nodig. Volgens WikiLeaks zijn programma's voor de controle van gsm's of e-mails al wijdverbreid en worden ze door het Westen op grote schaal ook aan dictaturen verkocht. "Heb je een smartphone? Gebruik je e-mail? OK, dan heb je een probleem".
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