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5 November 2019
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5 November 2019
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5 November 2019

WhatsApp sues NSO Group: is this what it takes to hold surveillance tech to account?

Author: Ana Zbona & Phil Bloomer, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Open Global Rights

There’s been widespread coverage...that Whatsapp is suing NSO Group – an Israeli surveillance company – because of a cyberattack exploiting a vulnerability in Whatsapp... [The] attack...targeted at least 100 human-rights defenders...NSO has vigorously...

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4 November 2019
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Author: Access Now

“Comunicado: Sí y mil veces sí al cifrado”, 31 de octubre de 2019...

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30 October 2019

WhatsApp sues Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group, accusing it of hacking the phones of human rights activists & journalists

In May 2019, WhatsApp detected a series of suspicious calls on its network and determined that the calls were infecting targeted phones with spyware. After the incident, Citizen Lab volunteered to help WhatsApp identify cases where the suspected...

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29 October 2019
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Author: El Tiempo

WhatsApp demanda a empresa israelí por espionaje en su plataforma, 29 de octubre de 2019...

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25 October 2019

Nigeria: Use of WhatsApp among older generations contributing to spread of fake news, includes company comments

Author: Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa

"Whatsapp is the medium of choice for older Nigerians spreading fake news", 22 October 2019....

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21 October 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defends content moderation policies while criticizing TikTok's censorship

Author: Business Insider

“Mark Zuckerberg just slammed China for allegedly censoring Hong Kong protest videos on TikTok: 'Is that the internet we want?'”, 18 October 2019...

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17 October 2019

Facebook's plan to add end-to-end encryption to its messaging services receives mixed responses from govts. & civil society

Facebook announced that it would add end-to-end encryption to all of its messaging services in an effort to better protect the privacy of its users. The announcement was supported by many human rights NGOs, noting the need to protect the right to...

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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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