Over the last years, Wikileaks has collected and published a set of files detailing the companies involved in implementing and assisting mass surveillance. The “Spy Files” includes mostly public product sheets, sales brochures and company catalogues. Below is the list of all the company names mentioned in all the Wikileaks Spy Files.

There’s a lot of interesting reading there. From not so well known hardware companies across the world, to big names like HP, Ericsson, and Siemens. Some of them are selling “investigation platforms” for law enforcement, while others offer products for covert operations. There’s data sheets on network taps like those from NetOptics, and network traffic surveillance and retention from Packet Forensics, to give some examples. There’s marketing material, like Ernst & Young 2011 brochure with the title Biometrics: time to evangelise the benefits. (They want biometric identification pretty much everywhere: From border control to benefit payments, and Internet access).

In other words, these are the companies which implement the police and surveillance state. Employees from these companies do the dirty-work of the NSAs and GCHQs around the world. If you are working for or with one of these, now is a very good time to consider your stance on democracy, human rights, and privacy. If your set of values does not align with that of your company, it might be time to do something about that. “I was just doing my job and following orders” is not an excuse which will hold up in court when judgement comes.

AAPPRO
ABILITY
AcmePacket
ADAE
ADS
ADS UKTI Defence & Security Organisation
Agnitio
AGT International
AI Solve
ALCATEL-LUCENT
ALTRON
AMECS
Amesys
AQSACOM
Arpege
ATIS
ATIS Systems GmbH
Atis Uher
Autonomy
BEA
Berkeley Varitronics Systems
Bivio
BLUECOAT
BrightPlanet
Cambridge Consultants
Cassidian
Cassidian (EADS)
CCT Cecratech
CELLEBRITE
ClearTrail
Cobham
CommsAudit
CRFS
CRYPTON-M
Cyveillance
DATAKOM
DATONG
Delta SPA
DETICA
Dialogic
Digital Barriers
DigiTask
DREAMLAB
Dreamlab
Dreamlab Gamma
EBS Electronic
ELAMAN
ELAMAN GAMMA
Elektron
ELEXO
ELSAG
ELTA
Endace
Enterprise Europe Network
ERICSSON
Ernst & Young
Eskan
ETIgroup
ETSI
ETSI TC-LI
Evidence Talks Ltd.
EVIDIAN
Expert System
FCO Services
Forensic Telecommunications Services
FOXIT
Freightwatch Security Net
FROST & SULLIVAN UTIMACO
Gamma
Glimmerglass
Glimmerglass Networks
GRIFFCOMM
GROUP2000
GTEN
GUIDANCE
HackingTeam
Harris
HiddenTechnology Systems International Ltd.
HP
HP Defence and Security
Human Recognition Systems
i2 Group
INNOVA SPA
Innov Telek IZT
INVEATECH
IPOQUE
IPS
IPS Intelligence
ISS
Kapow Software
L3 ASA
LOQUENDO
Mantaro
Medav
MEDAV
Metronome
NeoSoft
NETI
NetOptics
NetQuest
Netronome
NETWORK Instruments
NEWPORT NETWORKS
NICE Systems
Nokia Siemens Networks
Ntrepid
NTREPID
OCKHAM
OCULUS
OnPath
OXYGEN
Packet Forensics
PAD
PALADION
PANOPTECH
Phonexia
Pine Digital Security
PLATH
Protei
PV labs
QCC Interscan
Qinetiq
QOSMOS
RETENTIA
RHEINMETALL DEFENCE
Roke Manor Research
Safran
Scan & Target
SEARTECH
Septier
Septier Communication Ltd.
Seqtor
SESP
SHOGI
SIEMENS
Silicom
Silicom Dreamlab
Siltec
Simena
Speech Technology Center
SPEI
Spektor Forensic Intelligence
SS8
STRATIGN
Tamara
telesoft
Telesoft Technologies
Thales
TRACESPAN
TRACIP
Trovicor
Utimaco
Utimaco Safeware AG
VAStech
Virtus
Visual Analytics Inc
VuPen
VUPEN Security