Creepy ways Companies are Spying: New Privacy International Database Reveals Disturbing Details
"Human rights advocacy group Privacy International (PI) has launched a
new searchable database that aims to map and highlights all the creepy
technology solutions being sold around the world to enable surveillance
on citizens, the companies that sell these solutions and the agencies
they are selling them to.
The Surveillance Industry Index database,
co-developed with pro-transparency software group Transparency Toolkit,
features information on over 520 surveillance companies in the world,
together with more than 1,500 brochures on surveillance technology
There are also 600 reports detailing where specific surveillance
technologies were exported to that have been compiled by activists,
journalists and researchers from looking at open source records, as well
as investigative and technical reports, and government licensing data."