Why can Toka change the history of the world?
- Company that owns a software capable of accessing all the video surveillance cameras, modifying the images taken in real time and even altering past recordings by drawing them from the archive.
A tool that leaves no trace and which, according to the investigation by the Haaretz newspaper – re-proposed in Italy by the Corriere – would be able to overcome any barrier: it is probably the first software of this type in the world.
- Toka, the owner company, was founded by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and former head of the Israeli army’s IT division, Yaron Rosen.
Among the packages sold by the company, there would also be one that would allow the movements of any car to be tracked in real time, without anyone noticing.
According to what the start-up itself says on its website, these services can only be sold to government organizations, secret services, law enforcement agencies and foreign armies. Toka’s main trading partner would be Washington but, according to Haaretz, customers include Israel, Germany, Australia and Singapore.
Sifting through the pages of the website, however, it would seem that the start-up also has links with Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, the United Kingdom, Greece and Canada.
What exactly does the Toka program allow you to do?
The main features are based on the intrusion into any video surveillance circuit.
Just select the geographical area of interest to penetrate the CCTV system of an institutional building, a hotel and private homes. The software would also work with webcams. Once you have accessed the system, you can see live what is captured by the “hacked” cameras, but also show the owners of the video surveillance system what you want.
- According to the Haaretz files, Toka would also allow the replacement of past audio and video from archive recordings.
- These functions, for example, could be used to hide 007’s activities, to artificially construct judicial evidence or to blame innocent people.
Certainly, the possibility for third parties to arbitrarily view images from surveillance cameras and webcams risks undermining citizens’ right to privacy.
Source: Piero Messina – SOUTHFRONT
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