Aral Balkan @aral

Mass surveillance isn’t about safety, it’s about control

“The UK government approved the export of controversial surveillance equipment to the Republic of Macedonia…

The Macedonian government that acquired the equipment subsequently collapsed…

…after leaked audio tapes showed the Macedonian secret services had illegally spied on the country’s citizens, including politicians, civil society activists and journalists, since at least 2011.”

computerweekly.com/feature/UK-

Via @mirela

@aral @mirela "The Macedonian government that acquired the equipment subsequently collapsed……after leaked audio tapes showed the Macedonian secret services had illegally spied on the country’s citizens" daily reminder that the surveillance equipment doesn't really care who is using it.