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Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations ‘monitoring everyone’|Yahoo

Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations ‘monitoring everyone’|Yahoo

It was a national scandal. Peru’s then-vice president accused two domestic intelligence agents of staking her out. Then, a top congressman blamed the spy agency for a break-in at his office. News stories showed the agency had collected data on hundreds of influential Peruvians.

Yet after last year’s outrage, which forced out the prime minister and froze its intelligence-gathering, the spy service went ahead with a $22 million program capable of snooping on thousands of Peruvians at a time.

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