Big Brother Israel a ‘Stalker State’

Big Brother Israel a ‘Stalker State’

In an interview with The Washington Post, Israel’s Breaking the Silence, an ex-soldiers rights organisation, has highlighted Israel’s comprehensive surveillance of Palestinians living under occupation. Breaking the Silence, which collects testimonies of abuses reported by soldiers, points out that Israel’s employment of advanced techniques amount to “massive escalation in Israel’s pursuit of total control over…

US Blacklists Israeli Cyber-Predator, NSO Group

US Blacklists Israeli Cyber-Predator, NSO Group

The US Commerce Department announced that it was blacklisting the Israeli malware maker, NSO Group, after digital rights NGOs exposed the widespread use of its spyware to target journalists, lawyers and human rights activists in 50 countries.  The designation found that the Israeli company had acted “contrary to the foreign policy and national security interests…

This Tool Tells You If NSO’s Pegasus Spyware Targeted Your Phone

This Tool Tells You If NSO’s Pegasus Spyware Targeted Your Phone

Over the weekend, an international consortium of news outlets reported that several authoritarian governments — including Mexico, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates — used spyware developed by NSO Group to hack into the phones of thousands of their most vocal critics, including journalists, activists, politicians and business executives. A leaked list of 50,000 phone…

When 'Former' Spies Run Wild, Bad Things Happen

When 'Former' Spies Run Wild, Bad Things Happen

A number of related stories describe nefarious activities by ‘former’ NSA, ‘former’ CIA, ‘former’ military officers who joined private businesses which harm other people. They demonstrate that there is a structural problem when those trained to be weapons are allowed to run in the wild. Reuters just published a two part story about ‘former’ NSA…