And so it spreads.
To me, what would be news is finding a country that doesn't have a government snooping team/department/agency.
Canada's Citizen Lab has added to its record of uncovering government snooping using Hacking Team's software, has dropped a bombshell: it's accused 12 American data centres of hosting clients deploying the spyware. In its latest report, Hacking Team's US Nexus, Citizen Lab* says there are 114 servers in America, in at least a …
To me, it is only news when a country is doing snooping on all of its own people or all of the people of a long-time alley.
Are these servers big enough for that? I didn't think so.
Uzbekistan, Poland, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Thailand, the UAE, Korea* Morocco and Azerbaijan.
It is likely that they are doing normal spying on government and military of military enemies.
Poland is only a new ally (it illegally hosted a torture camp for the USA and joined NATO).
And Mexico and Columbia, well we (at least those of us who follow the news) know Mexico and Columbia have been heavily spied upon by the USA.
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"Better get the UK data centres disinfected whilst you're at it."
You assume that the named countries are the originators of the surveillance. Just as likely to be NSA/GCHQ (or any other Western spy agency) using multiple relays and hosting in the named locations to hide the fact that they are doing it.
Dude, laws are for the weak and not for the mighty? ... All names Taken
Howdy, All names Taken,
Are fool laws which avoid and prevent natural justice what make the weak, mighty? And what of the meek whenever their dander is up? You don't want to be crossing them with bold nonsense and guff bluster and bluff court room rhetoric fit only for the barrack room.
“The extensive and deliberate use of dedicated US hosting companies by foreign countries’ wiretapping activities raises a number of pressing legal and policy concerns,” Citizen Labs says. “These include whether RCS client countries violate US law and longstanding international legal principles on sovereignty and nonintervention through use of this spyware."
Oh noes. Someone is violating US laws, not to mention suddenly re-relevant "international principles" which can only be violated by Team USA.
SOMEONE CALL THE WAAHHABULANCE!!
Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada that focuses on researching the relationship between technology, human rights, and global security.
They clearly also doing practical research in reaching previously unheard levels of faggotry.
Isn't the official US position that spying on elected leaders, elected and un-elected officials, and regular ordinary people is perfectly acceptable behaviour.
And the US position is that a government doesn't have to obey a foreign government's laws.
So the US can't have a complaint.
It might be illegal, it might be unethical, it might be anti-democratic, it might be a step in Putinizing ones own country, but the USA has led the way in doing it on an unprecedented scale.
"“The extensive and deliberate use of dedicated US hosting companies by foreign countries’ wiretapping activities raises a number of pressing legal and policy concerns,” Citizen Labs says. “These include whether RCS client countries violate US law and longstanding international legal principles on sovereignty and nonintervention through use of this spyware. Moreover, RCS client countries, by exposing wiretap data to US and other jurisdictions, may have violated internal laws governing the safeguarding of wiretapped material.”"
They're completely ignorant of current affairs.
"The governments named include Uzbekistan, Poland, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Thailand, the UAE, Korea* Morocco and Azerbaijan (*the report doesn't say North or South Korea; El Reg presumes it means Norks)."
Wouldn't necessarily be Norks....otherwise how could Samsung get all those things that were
"almost but not completely unlike" Apple's (and others) (er, to, um, borrow a phrase....)...
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