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22 October 2016

Ethiopia: Access Now urges companies not to sell technology used in suppressing human rights

A recent joint report by the Open Observatory for Network Interference and the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law has concluded that there is sufficient evidence of recent internet shutdowns in Ethiopia, which pose...

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22 October 2016

Ethiopia: Access Now urges companies to "desist from selling or servicing technology" used to "infringe on human rights"

Author: Access Now (USA)

"What’s happening in Ethiopia and how can we protect human rights?"...

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3 August 2016

Privacy Intl. releases new database to track global surveillance industry

Surveillance Industry Index

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7 August 2014

Human Rights Watch calls for more accountability to ensure technology sold to govts. is not used to abuse human rights

Author: Imogen Mathers, SciDev.Net

"View on Private Sector: Spying tech and human rights", 6 Aug 2014...

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8 October 2013

Gamma Intl. and internet monitoring concerns in Pakistan

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2013, Citizen Lab published For Their Eyes Only: The Commercialization of Digital Spying which reported the presence of "FinFisher" commercial surveillance software in many countries, including Pakistan. FinFisher is made by the British/German...

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1 October 2013

German companies’ surveillance technology allegedly used in connection with human rights abuses by authoritarian regimes

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Atis, Elaman, Gamma Group, Trovicor and Utimaco to respond. Atis, Trovicor and Utimaco responses provided. Elaman & Gamma Group did not respond.] In February 2013, human rights groups filed...

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8 May 2013

For Their Eyes Only: The Commercialization of Digital Spying

Author: Citizen Lab

...We have identified FinFisher Command & Control servers in 11 new Countries. Hungary, Turkey, Romania, Panama, Lithuania, Macedonia, South Africa, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Austria...Our previous research uncovered evidence that FinFisher ...

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4 February 2013

Rights Groups File OECD Complaint Against Surveillance Firms [UK]

Author: Vernon Silver, Bloomberg

A group of human rights organizations has filed complaints with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development against...Gamma Group and...Trovicor GmbH [to investigate whether they] violated guidelines for business conduct set out by the.....

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19 November 2011

Document Trove Exposes Surveillance Methods

Author: Jennifer Valentino-Devries, Julia Angwin, Steve Stecklow, Wall Street Journal

Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal open a rare window into a new global market for the off-the-shelf surveillance technology...The techniques described in the…marketing documents, spanning 36 companies, include hacking tools that enable...

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20 September 2011

UK firm denies 'cyber-spy' deal with Egypt

Author: Stephen Grey, BBC

A UK firm offered to supply "cyber-spy" software used by Egypt to target activists, the BBC has learned...Gamma International UK denies actually supplying the program, which infects computers with a virus that bugs online voice calls and email...The...

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