Revealed: TrapWire spy cams’ ticket to Australia

A shadowy private security company with deep links to the CIA — and a parent company awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in Australian government transport contracts — is operating a pervasive global surveillance and facial recognition network on behalf of law enforcement.

Over the past few days the internet has been abuzz with revelations regarding TrapWire, an analytical system that integrates with surveillance cameras to capture photographs or video evidence of “suspicious activity”.

The TrapWire story began late last week, when emails from a private intelligence company, Stratfor — originally released as part of WikiLeaks’s Global Intelligence Files in February — appeared online.

The emails and other documentation revealed TrapWire is installed in some of the western world’s most sensitive locations — including the White House, 10 Downing Street, New Scotland Yard, the London Stock Exchange and five hundred locations in the New York subway system. Trapwire is also installed in many Las Vegas casinos — via

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