Tag: Surveillance technology providers
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.
From India to Rwanda, the victims of NSO Group’s WhatsApp hacking speak out
Five human rights defenders who suffered from the NSO Group WhatsApp hack have stepped forward to tell their stories — sharing how their governments used NSO Group’s products to surveil them, and consequences they have faced as a result.
Two years after Khashoggi’s slaying, no accountability for spyware firm or Saudi government
Friday marks two years since Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was brutally murdered after being surveilled using NSO Group technology. The company has yet to be held to account.
Access Now announces 2018 Villains of Human Rights
Our Villain Awards aim to shine light on the impact that the decisions of those in powerful positions can have on ordinary people, naming those who have had an especially harmful impact on human rights, and in particular on privacy and secure communications.
Defensores de derechos fundamentales piden al gobierno de Mendoza que detenga la compra de tecnología de vigilancia masiva
El gobierno de la provincia de Mendoza en Argentina se reunió con la empresa china Huawei para adquirir tecnología de vigilancia masiva. Organizaciones de derechos digitales enviamos una carta al gobierno para que desista y genere un debate serio, abierto y participativo al respecto.
Tell Blackstone: human rights abuses are a bad investment
Take action now to help make sure The Blackstone Group’s next investment does not put more surveillance technology in the hands of oppressive regimes.
Commonwealth of Surveillance States: The dangers of Russian-made surveillance technology
Access recently released a paper by Peter Bourgelais, an Access Tech Fellow, highlighting the growing electronic surveillance in post-Soviet Central Asia and the difficulties of regulating its manufacture and distribution. In Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, Russian-made technologies and companies dominate the market, and techniques that have limited regulatory efficacy elsewhere — such as export controls and public campaigning — are much less effective.