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  • NSO owner tells Amnesty it will prevent abuse of spyware linked to WhatsApp breach

    WhatsApp, one of the world’s most popular messaging tools which is used by 1.5 billion people monthly, said it had notified the U.S. Department of Justice to help with an investigation, and it encouraged all WhatsApp users to update to the latest version of the app, where the breach had been fixed.

    Written by Reuters16 May 19 06:15
  • Activists release Detekt tool that finds surveillance malware

    A free tool released Thursday allows users to scan their computers for surveillance malware that has been used in attacks against journalists, human rights defenders and political activists around the world.

    Written by Lucian Constantin20 Nov. 14 22:54
  • Groups call for details on NSA surveillance of Muslim Americans

    More than 40 privacy, civil rights and religious groups have called on President Barack Obama's administration to provide a "full public accounting" of long-time email surveillance of prominent Muslims living in the U.S., following a news report detailing the spying by the U.S. National Security Agency and FBI.

    Written by Grant Gross10 July 14 05:03
  • More than 4,000 groups sign up to protest NSA

    More than 4,000 groups and websites have signed on to support a day of protest against U.S. National Security Agency surveillance programs, scheduled for Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Feb. 14 17:29