TrapWire Surveillance System Goes Down Under

The snoopy scheme's parent company has the contract for rail-ticketing systems in several Australian cities


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".