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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

How not to run a national surveillance unit

Photoblogger Edu Bayer of the Wall Street Journal shares some terrific photos from inside a six story building in Tripoli, once used by Q'addaffi's secret police to spy on Libyan citizens. For his efforts, Bayer grabs this gem; a cache of 3½ inch floppy disks, VHS videos, and completely disorganised arch lever files. Cutting edge technology from 'the Lion of Africa'!

Rob Beschizza over at BoingBoing points out that in the top photo (click to enlarge) we can see an innocent looking black box with yellow text centre-right. Yeah, that 1.44 means that those floppies are high density floppies. Rebels beware!

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