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Sen. Menendez questions Twitter about former employees spying for Saudi Arabia

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

The Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants to hold Twitter and the Trump Administration to account.

Trump administration looks to throttle Chinese surveillance companies’ business with U.S.

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

The U.S. Commerce Department added eight Chinese companies to its Entity List, citing human rights abuses and surveillance against Muslim minorities.

An ongoing hacking campaign targets dissidents in Egypt, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Evidence suggests the Egyptian government could be behind the activity, which dates back to 2016.

The developers of the notorious FinSpy spyware are innovating — and thriving

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Updated FinSpy implants for iOS and Android have been used in nearly 20 countries in the last year, according to Kaspersky.

Human rights groups to ask Israeli court to revoke NSO Group’s export license

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The escalating confrontation with NSO Group comes after the company’s Pegasus spyware was reportedly used to track an Amnesty researcher.

NSO Group spyware used to target widow of Mexican journalist, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

The text messages sent to the widow, who is also a journalist, were laced with exploits that would have turned her phone into a multifaceted surveillance device.

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