French news site Mediapart claim that President Nicolas Sarkozy’s closest ally, Brice Hortefeux, met with Libyan officials to arrange for Muammar Gaddafi to donate €50 million to Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign. OWNI pieced together his movements at the time.
Documents revealed by OWNI and Wikileaks last week exposed the surveillance technology currently on the market. OWNI takes you through an average day under surveillance – where your phone, your computer and your networks can all be used to spy on you.
Our interactive map offers an overview of the mass surveillance industry revealed today by OWNI and Wikileaks, an industry that’s now worth $5 billion a year.
Today OWNI and Wikileaks release documents revealing a multi-billion dollar mass surveillance industry, involving companies based in Europe and the US.
OWNI, in conjunction with Wikileaks, reveals evidence of how French company Amesys helped Gaddifi’s regime to spy on leading Libyan opposition figures while they lived in the UK and the US.
The French company Amesys are alleged to have legally sold Internet spying systems to Colonel Gaddafi’s regime, allowing him to track down opponents. Now a complaint has been filed, and questions about the deal continue to go unanswered.
Amesys and Bull head honchos refuse to respond to accusations of involvement in a Libyan telecommunications surveillance scandal. Bizzarre, considering their press secretary is the daughter of the French Minister of Defense.