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Dec 02, 2011 at 10:21am IST

BlackBerry, iPhone, Gmail users at risk: WikiLeaks

New Delhi: WikiLeaks is out with yet another explosive expose. It has released 287 files of numerous companies containing details of mass surveillance.

Speaking in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said more than 150 organisations worldwide were selling information obtained by monitoring people's mobile phones and computers.

"Today, we release over 287 files, documenting the reality of the international mass surveillance industry. An industry which now sells equipment to dictators and democracies alike, in order to intercept entire populations. 9/11 has provided a license for European countries, for United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa and others to develop spying systems that affect all of us," Assange said.

He added that iPhone, Blackberry and Gmail users were at risk.

The whistleblower website has in the past released classified US documents on the Iraq and Afghan wars as well as controversial details of US diplomatic cables.