United Nations calls for moratorium on sale of surveillance tech like NSO Group’s Pegasus

The United Nations has called for a moratorium on the sale of “life threatening” surveillance technology and singled out the NSO Group and Israel for criticism. The catalyst for that UN’s action is the recent allegation that NSO Group’s wares Read More …

How Myanmar’s military moved in on the telecoms sector to spy on citizens

In the months before the Myanmar military’s Feb. 1 coup, the country’s telecom and internet service providers were ordered to install intercept spyware that would allow the army to eavesdrop on the communications of citizens, sources with direct knowledge of Read More …

Kazakhstan government is intercepting HTTPS traffic in its capital

Under the guise of a “cybersecurity exercise,” the Kazakhstan government is forcing citizens in its capital of Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) to install a digital certificate on their devices if they want to access foreign internet services. Once installed, the certificate Read More …

Mozilla, Twitter, Reddit join forces in effort to block browsing data from warrantless access

A group of seven internet companies are vowing to stand up for the privacy of its users this week when the United States House of Representatives considers the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020. Mozilla, Engine, Reddit, Reform Government Surveillance, Twitter, Read More …

Interpol to support the breaking of end-to-end encryption

International police body Interpol has joined the growing list of law enforcement agencies that back the idea of breaking encrypted communications, echoing concerns that the technology protects criminals. Interpol is expected to argue later today that encryption frustrates criminal investigations Read More …

US, UK, and Australia jointly request for Facebook to stop end-to-end encryption plans

The United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia have joined to request that Facebook delay its plans to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services. First reported by BuzzFeed News, the governments on Thursday jointly published an open letter to Facebook Read More …

Poland pressured to say if it bought Israeli phone spyware

The Polish government is coming under pressure to clarify whether it has purchased sophisticated and potentially illegal phone surveillance technology that has been used to stifle dissent in other countries. Opposition lawmakers asked Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki whether the special Read More …