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19 September 2019

UN Human Rights Office documents growing reprisals against civil society for cooperating with United Nations

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Human rights: Reported reprisals on the rise, says UN", 19 Sep 2019...

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13 September 2019

Novalpina Capital claims NSO Group received export licences from Bulgaria & Cyprus, but both states deny claims

Author: Access Now

"Is NSO Group’s infamous Pegasus spyware being traded through the EU?", 12 Sep 2019...

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13 September 2019

NSO group develops human rights policy, vowing to abide by UN Guiding Principles, but human rights watchdogs are sceptical

Author: Steven Scheer, Reuters

"Cyber firm NSO vows to tackle human rights misuse", 10 Sep 2019...

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Article
9 September 2019

US State Department calls for feedback on draft guidance for export of surveillance technology

Author: US Department of State

"Draft U.S. Government Guidance for the Export of Surveillance Technology", 4 September 2019...

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Article
5 September 2019

German prosecutor to investigate FinFisher for allegedly selling spyware used against journalists and activists in Turkey without license

Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

"German prosecutor opens criminal investigation into Finfisher for selling spyware to Turkey without license", 5 Sep 2019...

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5 September 2019
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Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

[Die] Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF), [...] Reporter ohne Grenzen (ROG), [das] European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) und [...] netzpolitik.org [...] haben am 5. Juli 2019 gegen mehrere Geschäftsführer der Unternehmen...

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30 August 2019
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Author: Defensores en Linea (Honduras)

“RENADETT denuncia persecución contra defensores comunitarios”, 23 de agosto de 2019...

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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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19 August 2019

Microsoft criticised for investing in Israeli facial recognition company allegedly conducting surveillance on Palestinians

Some civil society groups and privacy activists are criticising Microsoft's investment in AnyVision, an Israeli facial recognition company which is allegedly carrying out surveillance on Palestinians. In June 2019, Microsoft’s M12 venture capital arm...

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Company response
18 August 2019

Response from Microsoft

Author: M12, corporate venture arm of Microsoft

M12 is the corporate venture arm of Microsoft and was formerly known as Microsoft Ventures.AnyVision agreed to comply with Microsoft’s facial recognition principles as part of M12’s investment. Microsoft believes that technology companies need to...

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