Wall Street Journal’s Surveillance Catalog

Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal open a rare window into a new global market for the off-the-shelf surveillance technology that has arisen in the decade since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The techniques described in the trove of 200-plus marketing documents include hacking tools that enable governments to break into people’s computers and cellphones, and “massive intercept” gear that can gather all Internet communications in a country.

The documents fall into five general categories: hacking, intercept, data analysis, web scraping and anonymity.

Check out the Surveillance Catalog here.

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