Thursday, December 1, 2011

Phone Bugging and Surveillance by Governments Exposed

Whistleblowing Web site Wikileaks released 287 files it claims detail phone bugging and surveillance of whole populations by governments in what has been described as an "uncontrolled cancerous growth".

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange didn't mince words claiming users of the iPhone, BlackBerry or Gmail are "screwed" and intelligence contractors sell citizens' personal information. He spoke at a London press conference.

"It may sound like something out of Hollywood, but as of today, mass interception systems, built by Western intelligence contractors, including for 'political opponents' are a reality," Wikileaks says on its website. (more)