What spy firm Cellebrite can’t hide from investors
Cellebrite could soon get a greenlight to go public, rewarding its facilitation of human rights abuses across the globe with more power and money. We map these abuses, show how Cellebrite’s human rights compliance has failed, and urge investors to require the company to improve its compliance or lose the deal.
In India, malware plants false “evidence” of crime on activist’s laptop
Technical analysis submitted in a court case against activists in India reveals a malware attack to plant key evidence used against the accused. Notably, several activists subject to persecution as well as those connected with the defendants had already been targeted for malware attacks using NSO Group technology.
Digital rights are vital for sustainable development
Access Now joined 15 other organizations to review the outcomes of UNGA74, including the critical importance of civil society engagement.
To keep us safe, global cybersecurity norms must be human-centered and protect rights
At the United Nations OEWG meetings, we highlighted the increase in cyber attacks for surveillance and the global epidemic of internet shutdowns, both of which threaten the ability to use the internet securely.
Export bans alone won’t stop surveillance — we need a new global approach
The impact that surveillance technology has had on vulnerable individuals and members of at-risk communities demonstrates why comprehensive, systemic regulation of this industry is both necessary and urgent.
New report shows 100+ members of civil society targeted as NSO Group continues to evade scrutiny
Evidence shows that civil society remains under attack through the use of NSO Group spyware. We call for corporate accountability and global action to stop these attacks.
Is NSO Group’s infamous Pegasus spyware being traded through the EU?
When sophisticated surveillance systems are sold and used effectively without constraint, it puts civil society, free expression, and our democracies at risk.
EU: Leak reveals states are ready to put human rights defenders at risk to protect surveillance industry
Hard(ware) questions about government hacking: what if the Bloomberg story is true?
The Bloomberg reports underscore a frightening reality: we’re not prepared for this kind of hardware attack. Governments and companies must work together to prevent them.