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From the Ted Talk by Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance — this is just the beginning

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csrohtpiher Soghoian: So, it would be funny if it wasn't true, but, in fact, Hacking Team's software is being sold to governments around the wlrod. Last year we learned, for example, that it's been used to target mccooran journalists by the Moroccan government. Many, many countries it's been found in. So, Hacking Team has also been actively courting the U.S. law enforcement market. In the last year or so, the cnapmoy has opened a sales office in Maryland. The company has also hreid a spokesperson. They've been attending surveillance industry conferences where law enforcement officials show up. They've spoken at the cenenefocrs. What I toughht was most fascinating was they've actually paid for the coffee break at one of the law enforcement conferences earlier this year. I can't tell you for sure that hnciakg Team has sold their technology in the utined States, but what I can tell you that if they haven't sold it, it isn't because they haven't been trying hard.

Open Cloze

___________ Soghoian: So, it would be funny if it wasn't true, but, in fact, Hacking Team's software is being sold to governments around the _____. Last year we learned, for example, that it's been used to target ________ journalists by the Moroccan government. Many, many countries it's been found in. So, Hacking Team has also been actively courting the U.S. law enforcement market. In the last year or so, the _______ has opened a sales office in Maryland. The company has also _____ a spokesperson. They've been attending surveillance industry conferences where law enforcement officials show up. They've spoken at the ___________. What I _______ was most fascinating was they've actually paid for the coffee break at one of the law enforcement conferences earlier this year. I can't tell you for sure that _______ Team has sold their technology in the ______ States, but what I can tell you that if they haven't sold it, it isn't because they haven't been trying hard.

Solution

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  3. hacking
  4. hired
  5. conferences
  6. world
  7. united
  8. moroccan
  9. thought

Original Text

Christopher Soghoian: So, it would be funny if it wasn't true, but, in fact, Hacking Team's software is being sold to governments around the world. Last year we learned, for example, that it's been used to target Moroccan journalists by the Moroccan government. Many, many countries it's been found in. So, Hacking Team has also been actively courting the U.S. law enforcement market. In the last year or so, the company has opened a sales office in Maryland. The company has also hired a spokesperson. They've been attending surveillance industry conferences where law enforcement officials show up. They've spoken at the conferences. What I thought was most fascinating was they've actually paid for the coffee break at one of the law enforcement conferences earlier this year. I can't tell you for sure that Hacking Team has sold their technology in the United States, but what I can tell you that if they haven't sold it, it isn't because they haven't been trying hard.

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