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How Businesses Help Government Invade Your Privacy

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There’s a whole industry of companies that make software, malware, and other products designed to help the government violate your privacy by hacking your computer or smart phone. PC World reported that the market [1] for such surveillance tools was $5 billion a year in 2011.

What’s more disgusting is that dozens of companies peddling such software actually showed up at a trade show in Washington D.C. in October 2011. Wall Street Journal reporters attended the conference and put together a disturbing catalog of the products [2] for sale there. This catalog, which was ignored by the mainstream media, shows the lengths to which government will go to spy upon us.

Worse, it demonstrates how easy it is for bureaucrats and politicians to learn everything about us. They don’t even have to hire hackers anymore because there are companies that will do it all for them.

Tools for Violating Your Privacy

Some of the items in the catalog include:

The Language of Hacking

The Journal also described some of the tactics used by today’s cyber spooks. There’s a whole new jargon employed for those who want to violate our privacy with malware.

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Here’s some new words and terms you might be hearing about in the years ahead. They include:

This is just the tip of the iceberg, but it shows some of the capabilities that government agencies want. Worse, it shows there are companies willing to provide those capabilities for a price.

Which Agencies Want to Spy Upon You

The Journal also compiled a list of the agencies [12] that attended the conferences where such products are available. A few of the agencies there included:

As you can see, almost every federal law enforcement agency in the book wants to get its hands on this surveillance technology. This just lists the US federal agencies; it doesn’t list county sheriff’s departments, city police departments, and state police agencies which could order the technology, nor does it mention foreign government agencies that are interested in such capabilities.

There is now a vast well-financed industry dedicated to violating your privacy. If the government wants to violate your privacy, the tools it needs are for sale and even available at trade shows.

What’s really scary is that these lists are two years old. That means there are probably more products with enhanced capabilities available. Violating your rights has never been easier or more profitable.