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Lawmakers ask Google, Facebook not to work with Vietnamese government on new data laws

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Lawmakers object to a heavy-handed Vietnamese law that requires tech companies to remove content within 24 hours of getting a request from Vietnamese authorities.

New Android malware hijacks Telegram for surveillance

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

A new family of malware capable of comprehensive surveillance is targeting Android devices through Telegram, ESET researchers say.

DHS: 'Nefarious actors' could be exploiting SS7 flaw

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The Department of Homeland Security has received reports that “nefarious actors” may be exploiting cellular communication vulnerabilities to spy on Americans, according to Chris Krebs, a senior DHS official.

Meet the Israeli company ready to sell citywide surveillance

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

It's like hacker tech from a Jason Bourne movie: Jenovice Cyber Labs is launching products that monitor everything from prisons to entire cities.

Spyware campaign targets Turkish dissidents, research shows

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Another instance of FinFisher has been spotted in the wild by digital rights advocacy group Access Now.

Wyden calls for FCC investigation into cell-phone tracking used by law enforcement

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Democratic Senator Ron Wyden has asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate revelations that U.S. law enforcement officials have access to a tracking service that can geolocate almost any phone in the country.

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