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29 August 2019

Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism from civil society

Author: Channel News Asia

A rule change by the [Israeli] defence ministry means companies can now obtain exemptions on marketing licences for the sale of some products to specific countries... Industry specialists say the change makes a speedier approval process possible for...

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26 February 2019

Novalpina Capital comments on letter regarding its buyout of NSO Group, sued for enabling surveillance of activists

Author: Alex Plough, Yifan Yu & Mariana Valle, Debtwire (UK)

"Israeli Spyware Firm NSO Group Confronts Controversial Past As It Seeks $500 Million Buyout Loan", 25 Feb 2019...

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20 November 2014

U.S., Israeli companies supply spy gear to repressive regimes, report says

Author: Craig Timberg, Washington Post

U.S. and Israeli companies are supplying sophisticated surveillance technology to Central Asian nations with records of widespread human rights abuses, giving state security services virtually unchecked power to monitor the communications of ordinary...

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Company non-response
25 January 2012

Verint did not respond to: Report alleges companies selling of surveillance equipment to repressive govts.

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24 January 2012

Human Rights First & OWNI Digital Journalism articles on surveillance technology & oppressive regimes

Author: Meg Roggensack and Betsy Walters, Human Rights First, OWNI Digital Journalism; reponses compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In November 2011, Human Rights First published a blog entitled "Excuses, excuses: Surveillance Technology and Oppressive Regimes", alleging that companies providing surveillance technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East contribute to human...

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22 August 2011

Torture in Bahrain Aided by Nokia Siemens

Author: Vernon Silver & Ben Elgin, Bloomberg

[scroll down for statement by Nokia Siemens Networks] Bahraini jailers armed with stiff rubber hoses beat the 39-year-old school administrator and human rights activist...[then] Al Khanjar…[was] question[ed] by a[n]…officer armed with…transcripts of...

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27 October 2006
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Author: Reporters sans frontières

De nombreuses entreprises du secteur d’Internet exercent une activité dans des pays répressifs en bafouant le principe de la libre circulation de l’information. Pour ne prendre que quelques exemples :...

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27 October 2006

Reporters Without Borders will go to IGF [Internet Governance Forum] venue in Athens to put free expression on agenda

Author: Reporters Without Borders

Many Internet sector companies that have operations in repressive countries violate the principle of the free flow of information. To take just a few examples:...

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