Privacy fears grow in Thailand over hacking revelations

(From Bangkok Post Sunday)

The Thai military and police struck deals as recently as December to allow them to use hacking software to monitor mobile phones and computers, raising concerns of privacy violations.

Hacking Team's (HT) leaked documents  name  Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Police as customers of its remote control systems (RCS) also known as Galileo and Da Vinci.

Hacking Team’s leaked documents name Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Police as customers of its remote control systems

The revelation came after WikiLeaks released more than one million searchable emails from the Italian surveillance malware vendor Hacking Team (HT) on July 8, showing the inner workings of the controversial global surveillance industry.

The Bangkok Post Sunday learned of the deals by sifting through hundreds of the company’s emails and documents, which name the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Police as customers of its remote control systems. Read more



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