PressTV-Spy tools on US embassy shopping lists: WikiLeaks

US embassies and other diplomatic posts across the world have been purchasing considerable number of spying gadgets such as spy cams masked as ties, caps, pens, buttons and watches, Whistleblower website WikiLeaks has revealed by releasing copies of purchase order documents.

The US Embassy Shopping List, a collection of more than 16,000 procurement requests filed by American diplomatic and consular facilities around the globe, was published by WikiLeaks on Friday, a day after a targeted DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack briefly disabled all of its Twitter accounts, RT reported Saturday.

The development is the latest confirmation of what is now common knowledge of US diplomatic posts being used as spying and intelligence gathering centers throughout the world in efforts to influence political and economic decision making in government and commercial institutions at local and regional levels.

According to the report, although the…

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