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State of Surveillance

Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

European Cops Welcome Spy Vendor That Sold to Assad Regime

A company fined for exporting surveillance tools to Syria was invited to speak at a European police conference.
Joseph Cox
2.8.18
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

'The Nunes Memo' Is Worthless Without the Warrant

This whole circus is performative "transparency" from a bunch of hypocrites.
Matthew Gault
2.2.18
World Of Spyware
World Of Spyware

Hacking Team Is Still Alive Thanks to a Mysterious Investor From Saudi Arabia

An investor from Saudi Arabia is apparently behind a company that bought a stake in the controversial spyware vendor.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.31.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Lebanese Government Hackers Hit Thousands of Victims With Incredibly Simple Campaign

Security researchers uncover several years-long espionage and hacking campaigns, pinpointing them to a specific building in Beirut, Lebanon.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.18.18
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

There's No Public Evidence Huawei Spies on Americans, But the Company Is Getting Blackballed Anyway

Telecom companies scrapping plans to sell Huawei phones reeks of hysteria and protectionism.
Karl Bode
1.17.18
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

FISA Court's Secrecy Threatens to Subsume Our Open Court System

Keith Gartenlaub seemed like he'd be the first person to challenge secret FISA court surveillance. Then an appeals court had a secret meeting with the government's lawyers.
Marcy Wheeler
12.14.17
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

The Hollowing Middle of the Surveillance Malware Market

Companies will have to choose between law enforcement in the West and authoritarian countries.
Collin Anderson
12.14.17
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

Italian Prosecutor Makes Request to Close Hacking Team Investigation

After more than two years, the Italian prosecutors have nothing to show for their investigation into the spectacular hack of Italian surveillance tech vendor Hacking Team.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.12.17
State of Surveillance
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
How Hacking Works
How Hacking Works

The Motherboard Guide to Avoiding State Surveillance

A straightforward guide to privacy, messaging, and keeping yourself safe from passive and active surveillance.
Sarah Jeong
11.27.17
Daily Dystopia
Daily Dystopia

Dystopia Alert: Floating Cameras for Your House

Companies keep suggesting we should put floating cameras that track us in our homes.
Samantha Cole
10.26.17
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

Spyware Company That Said It Would Leave Spyware World Shows Up At Arms Fair

Aglaya said it wasn't interested in selling sketchy products to governments. Now, it's advertising the same products at arms shows.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.18.17