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.
Time to update your WhatsApp (and your surveillance laws)
Discovery of a vulnerability in WhatsApp that can be exploited via government-grade spyware underscores the need for more action to prevent use of these tools against human rights defenders and other innocent users.
New report: FinFisher changes tactics to hook critics
It’s been over five years since Citizen Lab first exposed the use of FinFisher surveillance malware to target Bahraini activists. The use of FinFisher spyware against critics has not stopped.
Victims of NSO Group malware attacks deserve more than silence and complicity
Surveillance and tracking complement and facilitate threats, torture, and murder. We need more action, not words, to stop the human rights violations.
WannaCry shows we need more cybersecurity defense, not offense
Attacks like WannaCry have a devastating impact on vulnerable people and communities around the world. Here’s what we can do to prevent them.