Tag: surveillance tech
Spyware in warfare: Access Now documents first-time use of Pegasus tech in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict
Breaking: NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware is being used as a weapon in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict.
No to spyware: media, civil society demand ban on tech used for human rights abuses
On World Press Freedom Day, it’s time for a ban on rights-abusing commercial spyware.
No to spyware: Biden administration bars U.S. federal government from using rights-abusing tech
In a significant victory for human rights, the U.S. is barring operational use of foreign or domestic commercial spyware by all federal agencies, unless they meet stringent requirements.
Wall Street keeps bankrolling dangerous surveillance tech. Congress must act
The Cellebrite IPO got a green light despite the evidence showing the Israeli spy firm’s technology facilitates human rights abuse around the world. Here’s how to fix the broken public disclosure process.
Surveillance Tech in Latin America: Made Abroad, Deployed at Home
Four signs Mexico is embracing digital authoritarianism
At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers
Digital surveillance is threatening the right to protest worldwide. U.N. human rights expert Clément Voule is fighting for strong encryption and tight restrictions on the use of spyware. Here’s why that push is important for human rights lawyers and the activists they represent.
New Middle East and North Africa Coalition to Combat Digital Surveillance
The new MENA Coalition to Combat Digital Surveillance has come together to end the sale of digital surveillance tools to repressive governments in the region, fight for a safe and open internet, and protect human rights defenders, journalists, and internet users.
Holding Biden to account: Access Now’s new tool tracks digital rights, tech policy
On the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration, Access Now launches a new online tool to track how well the incoming administration addresses key digital rights issues, including data protection, net neutrality, disinformation, and facial recognition.
Access Now tells the 9th Circuit Court: NSO Group cannot escape accountability in U.S. courts
Access Now and civil society partners join the WhatsApp v. NSO Group lawsuit by filing an amicus brief that discloses stories of those who survived the Pegasus spyware attack. The amici call for NSO to be held accountable for targeting civil society around the world.