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Big Brother on a Budget: How Internet Surveillance Got So Cheap

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One nation under cctv

The surveillance powers of CCTV are coming to a network near you, thanks to deep packet inspection and big data analytics.

Credit: ogglog

When Libyan rebels finally wrested control of the country last year away from its mercurial dictator, they discovered the Qaddafi regime had received an unusual gift from its allies: foreign firms had supplied technology that allowed security forces to track nearly all of the online activities of the country's 100,000 Internet users.

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