Pakistan Building Global Internet Surveillance To Rival NSA: Report

Pakistan Building Global Internet Surveillance To Rival NSA: Report

Pakistan’s intelligence agency has been trying to build a sophisticated spying network that would rival the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) in its scope, recording the phone calls and Internet data of hundreds of millions of people worldwide, according to a new report.

The report, published this week by U.K.-based firm Privacy International said that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) tried to tap on global Internet traffic through undersea cables, and that it had contracted intermediary companies to buy spying toolkits from Chinese and Western firms for domestic surveillance. The network it sought to create, the report warned, “would rival some of the world’s most powerful surveillance programs,” including those of the U.S. and the U.K.

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/pakistan-building-global-internet-surveillance-rival-nsa-report-2023087

Camilla Wood

UK based Legal Aid Lawyer

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