29 Jul '15, 11pm

Pakistan building a powerful Electronic Surveillance infrastructure to fight terrorism.

Pakistan building a powerful Electronic Surveillance infrastructure to fight terrorism.

"In June 2013, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s best known intelligence agency, sought to develop a mass surveillance system by directly tapping the main fibre optic cables entering Pakistan that carried most of the nation’s network communication data. The confidential request for proposals outlines a “Targeted IP Monitoring System and COE [Common Operations Environments]” that aimed to capture and store approximately 660 gigabits of internet protocol (IP) traffic per second under ISI control. This system would make available virtually all of the nation’s domestic and international communications data for scrutiny, the most significant expansion of the government’s capacity to conduct mass surveillance to date. The total intake of data every second sought by Pakistan in the proposal document would rival some of the world’s most powerful surveillance progra...

Full article: http://defence.pk/threads/pakistan-building-powerful-elec...

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