Emails released by WikiLeaks appear to show that the UK government and London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MET) are involved in the scandal.
One of the emails stolen from global intelligence firm Stratfor by Anonymous activists and leaked via WikiLeaks states: “We have an agreement in principle with Abraxas (TrapWire) to provide ‘streaming sitreps’ to their clients via their desktop/homepage by the end of July. Their clients include Scotland Yard, #10 Downing, the White House, and many MNC's (multinational corporations).”
TrapWire is a surveillance service that collects data from CCTV cameras, number plate readers and open source databases. It is said to provide facial recognition technology and also reportedly watches online social networks.