Panopticon For Sale

In case you missed it, last Sunday night, the surveillance research community had one hell of a Twitter party, waiting for Hacking Team to wake up. The reclusive provider of malware to government and corporate clients worldwide, got a rude awakening when a 400GB body of evidence from its server was placed onto the company’s own hacked Twitter account.

In the sea of day-to-day platitudes and pictures of cats, the huge trove of e-mails, annual reports, invoices, contracts, offered new evidence of a firm aiding Human Rights violators, something long since argued by Citizen Lab, and others tracking the company.