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Wikileak’s SpyFiles On Digital Surveillance List 2 Indian Co’s

Documents released by Wikileaks once again something that we already knew - that governments are tracking and storing information on what citizens are doing. Wikileaks has two Indian companies in the list of those providing digital surveillance technology: - Delhi based Shoghi, which according to its brochure, has a "semi active GSM monitoring system", which allows "Real-time monitoring of GSM communications", and allows keyword spotting in SMS, among other things. Wikileaks suggests that the company does Internet, Phone, speech and SMS monitoring. Their brochure here. - Clear Trail: which provides"interception, monitoring, and analytic solutions", and mass monitoring of IP and Voice Networks, across IP, WiMAX, GSM, CDMA, PSTN, GPRS, 3G/3.5G, VSAT, and IDEN, with on demand data retention, Speaker Recognition and Target Location. Interestingly, they have an mTrail mobile interception product, with "no support required from GSM Operator". Their brochure here. A third company,  Shield Security, listed as an Indian venture, appears to be UK based. In a video, Wikileaks' Julian Assange says that "Now we have a situation where these companies sell to state intelligence organizations the ability to spy on the entire population at once, that is called strategic interception. Take all telecom traffic out of the country and permanently record it." Well, that governments plan to intercept and monitor communications is not new to us, and over the last couple of years, their intent has become quite public. Some examples: - We have the details of a communications monitoring tender from India's Ministry of Home Affairs, looking to…

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