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Senator questions DHS about surveillance technology used in U.S. by foreign spies

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

A Senator is asking for the agency to provide information about foreign surveillance on U.S. soil.

Freedom House: Governments are turning cyberweapons on their own people

by Shaun Waterman • 4 weeks ago

More and more governments are using cyberweapons like malware and DDoS attacks against internal critics and dissidents, making them them the second-most-common form of repression after actual arrests, according to a new report from human rights group Freedom House.

The confrontation that fueled the fallout between Kaspersky and the U.S. government

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

“This was a clear signal from the FSB to the U.S. to get off their intelligence asset,” a senior U.S. official told CyberScoop

ISPs 'likely' helped infect targets of state surveillance

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

A spying tool known as FinFisher is involved in a seven-country campaign that most likely involves "complicit" internet providers helping to infect targets of surveillance, according to researchers with the cybersecurity firm ESET.

New tool can help prevent government-mandated backdoors in software, Swiss researchers say

by J.M. Porup • 5 months ago

The framework, dubbed "Chainiac," makes it extremely difficult for governments to force vulnerabilities into the software supply chain.

Israeli hacking firm Ability under SEC investigation, adding to its woes

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

Ability Inc. is now facing SEC investigation, on top of multiple class action lawsuits, over the fact that it does not own the code to its flagship product.

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