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A report by Swiss public television (SRF) revealed new information related to a “plan to hack the data of participants in the World Cup matches in Qatar”.
And he directed the investigative report that was made by the “swissinfoIn English, warnings to visitors to Qatar during the 2022 World Cup, he said: “If you come across a van parked in front of the hotel, chances are he’s spying on you.”
Documents Swissinfo said it saw describe Qatar’s spy equipment, including high-tech surveillance vehicles.
Operated as mobile surveillance platforms, the vans are part of a project codenamed Mystery and are capable of intercepting signals from Wi-Fi networks, secretly recording video and recognizing vehicle license plates.
According to Swissinfo, vans can also monitor data from nearby mobile phones and eavesdrop on phone calls.
The documents revealed the spy vans are one of several examples shown in an August 2014 report by US security firm Global Risk Advisors.
It is likely that the company, for its part, spied on critics of the organization of the World Cup and senior officials of the International Football Association (FIFA) on behalf of Qatar.
The Swissinfo investigative team was able to confirm Qatar’s purchase of the surveillance vehicles. A document entitled “Empowering Qatar” unveils a series of programs that will improve intelligence gathering in the country.
The Qatari embassy in Bern, Switzerland, and the Qatari government’s communications office did not respond to swissinfo’s questions.
Global Risk advisers declined to comment on whether the document describes surveillance programs proposed or implemented by Qatar.
A spokesman for Global Risk says the documents are fake and “completely false allegations”.
The company denied the information by spying for Qatar and questioned the authenticity of the documents.
And last month, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, said Qatar, which is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is facing a campaign that no World Cup host country has faced before.
The Emir, in a speech he delivered during the opening of the Shura Council, added: “Ever since we had the honor of hosting the World Cup, Qatar has been subjected to an unprecedented campaign to which no host country has been subjected. We have dealt with the matter in good faith, and even considered some criticism positive and useful.” .
He continued, “However, we soon realized that the campaign would continue and expand, incorporating counterfeiting and double standards to the point of reaching a level of ferocity that unfortunately caused many to wonder about the real reasons and motives behind this campaign .”
And in September, before the United Nations General Assembly, the Emir of Qatar pledged to welcome all World Cup fans without discrimination.
According to the “Swissinfo” report, however, there is another project by “Global Risk” that targets confidential data in smartphones.
The Swissinfo report reveals that the Tamkeen Qatar document contains many planned espionage projects to spy on the workers who built the World Cup stadiums.
According to the report, one program is designed to collect workers’ personal information and another is said to operate via a fleet of drones.
A report by an international organization that deals with workers’ rights around the world said the foreign workers who built the World Cup stadiums in Qatar faced “continuous abuses” that included racism and non-payment of wages and salaries were, according to the newspaper.Guardian” British.
Equidem said in its report that Doha had set some “good standards” such as creating “appropriate channels for reporting concerns about working conditions,” access to health care, workplace safety measures and decent living conditions, but concluded that Qatar is a hostile environment for workers .
And given the expected record earnings from the World Cup, the agency quoted “BloombergThe source, who declined to be named due to the confidentiality of the information, said the tournament, which will start on November 20, is expected to generate over $5.4 billion in revenue, which FIFA has earned from the issuance , which was organized in Russia in 2018.
The source told the agency that FIFA has already sold broadcasting rights, about 240,000 hospitality packages and almost three million tickets for the event. He added that marketing revenues would exceed a budgeted figure of approximately $1.8 billion.
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