Surveillance

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NSO Group spyware used to hack at least nine US officials’ phones – report
Revelation comes just weeks after the Biden administration placed NSO on a US blacklist

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Dec, 2021 @6:36 PM

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UK spy chief suggests Beijing risks ‘miscalculation’ over west’s resolve
Island’s status and surveillance technology making China ‘single greatest priority’ for MI6

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

30, Nov, 2021 @3:47 PM

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Controversial Pegasus spyware faces its day of reckoning | John Naughton
The infamous hacking tool is now at the centre of international lawsuits thanks to a courageous research lab

John Naughton

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘Amoral 21st-century mercenaries’: problems mount for NSO Group
Israeli spyware firm’s problems go from bad to worse as scathing Apple lawsuit follows US blacklisting

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington DC

26, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Interpol’s president: alleged torturer rises as symbol of UAE soft power
Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi’s election has raised concerns about human rights and the surveillance state

Ruth Michaelson

25, Nov, 2021 @6:40 PM

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Facebook demands LAPD end social media surveillance and use of fake accounts
Company’s letter to LA police chief comes after the Guardian revealed that the department partnered with a tech firm that enables undercover spying

Johana Bhuiyan and Sam Levin

18, Nov, 2021 @10:43 PM

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Exclusive: LAPD partnered with tech firm that enables secretive online spying
Records show LA police trialed social media surveillance tech from Voyager Labs, which claims its software can predict crimes and help monitor private messages

Sam Levin and Johana Bhuiyan

17, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Revealed: the software that studies your Facebook friends to predict who may commit a crime
Voyager, which pitches its tech to police, has suggested indicators such as Instagram usernames that show Arab pride can signal inclination towards extremism

Johana Bhuiyan and Sam Levin with graphics by Alvin Chang

17, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Israeli firm’s spyware linked to attacks on websites in UK and Middle East
Canada-based researchers say new evidence suggests Candiru’s software used to target critics of autocratic regimes

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

16, Nov, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Want to keep tabs on your working-from-home staff? Resist the urge
Companies offering remote monitoring software are booming. But spying on your employees is no way to treat people

Gene Marks

14, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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No 10 accused of failing to act against states accused of NSO spyware abuses
Group of 10 MPs and peers say Boris Johnson’s government has prioritised trade over national security

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

11, Nov, 2021 @6:14 PM

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Algorithmic tracking is ‘damaging mental health’ of UK workers
Report by MPs and peers says monitoring worker performance using AI should be regulated by law

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

11, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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