Russia to monitor “all communications” at Winter Olympics in Sochi

This article is about how Russia will monitor all communications by competitors and spectators at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. These surveillance techniques will be some of the most invasive security measure the olympics have seen. The newly installed telephone and internet spying capabilities will give free rein to intercept any telephony or data traffic and even track the use of sensitive words or phrases mentioned in emails, webchats and on social media. Ron Deibert, a professor at the University of Toronto and director of Citizen Lab, which co-operated with the Sochi research, describes the Sorm amendments as “Prism on steroids.” According to Andrei  Soldatov, a Russian security expert, says the goal is simple – “Russian authorities want to make sure that every connection and every move made online in Sochi during the Olympics will be absolutely transparent to the secret services of the country.”

Link to article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/06/russia-monitor-communications-sochi-winter-olympics

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