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Internet surveillance – past, present and future

28 Apr 2012

Professor Ian Brown discusses Internet surveillance at the SHARE conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Brown relates that the current UK-USA surveillance alliance began informally through cooperation between the two countries during WWII, where signals intelligence played a significant role in the allies’ ultimate victory. As of late, a number of other countries have become associated with this coalition, including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as well as China, Germany, and Japan. Brown also explains how foreign intelligence agencies occasionally disclose items of significant economic interest to domestic companies.