ethiopia

State of Surveillance

Ethiopia Allegedly Spied on Security Researcher With Israel-Made Spyware

The digital rights watchdog Citizen Lab has exposed a new spyware company that sells surveillance technology to governments.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.6.17
State of Surveillance

Court Says Hacking Victim Can’t Sue a Foreign Government For Hacking Him on US Soil

Digital rights activists sued Ethiopia in what they hoped could become a landmark case against government spyware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.14.17
VICE News

Inside Eritrea: The World's Most Censored Country

Cold calls, pirate radio, posters and messages left on banknotes are just a few ways underground activists fight for freedom.
Madison Margolin
7.20.16
africa

The Plan to Drop Thousands of Flies From a Drone to Tackle Disease

This drone prototype will carry precious cargo: an army of insects engineered to wipe out their own kind.
Emma Bryce
3.28.16
Features

The Tragedy of Ethiopia's Internet

Ethiopia turned its fledgling internet into a surveillance machine.
Justin Lynch
2.1.16
italy

Meet the Companies that Helped Hacking Team Sell Tools to Repressive Governments

A sprawling network of resellers helped Hacking Team get its spy tech into the hands of a long list of government clients.
Janus Kopfstein
7.9.15
privacy

Ethiopia Might Have Bought A Ton Of Surveillance Tech

Activists say the documents prove Ethiopia is “one of the most aggressive purchasers of surveillance technology out there.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.23.15
Hacking

Ethiopia Allegedly Used Spyware Against US-Based Journalists (Again)

Researchers claim that Ethiopian spies used Hacking Team malware to target journalists in Washington D.C.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.9.15
Science

This Jawbone Is the Oldest Specimen of the Human Genus

The timeline is getting filled in.
Ben Richmond
3.4.15
Features

The Fight to Uncover Spyware Exports to Repressive Regimes

Activists from Bahrain and Ethiopia gave evidence in a successful case against the UK tax office's silence on spyware exports.
Thomas Brewster
5.13.14
Power

The War on Terror Has Turned Ethiopia Into a Surveillance State

According to a new Human Rights Watch report, the Ethiopian government has learned it can do whatever it wants in surveillance, as guided by American precedent.
Thor Benson
4.4.14