<nettime> Hacked Team
Today an article gives a glimpes on the scope of this racket ▻http://motherboard.vice.com/read/meet-the-companies-that-helped-hacking-team-sell-tools-to-repressi but still omits the venture capitals in the list.
My point is that we should be now really careful before going berserk and blaming a rather small team of software developers for all this. Because their business would have never had such a big success without the profit-driven capital that really made it happen and shop around.
This affair is really about the military-industrial complex showing itself in the cyber-war era: this is how the monster that Eisenhower spotted back acts today on software matters.