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Hacking Team breach shows a global spying firm run amok

These are the equivalents of the Edward Snowden leaks for the surveillance industry (says Eric King)

Few news events can unleash more schadenfreude within the security community than watching a notorious firm of hackers-for-hire become a hack target themselves. In the case of the freshly disemboweled Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team, the company may also serve as a dark example of a global surveillance industry that often sells to any government willing to pay, with little regard for that regime’s human rights record.

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