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Spyware in India

Schneier on Security

.” AccessNow puts this in context : For India to uphold fundamental rights, authorities must initiate an immediate independent inquiry, implement a ban on the use of rights-abusing commercial spyware, and make a commitment to reform the country’s surveillance laws.

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Apple Calls Out 'Mercenary Spyware' Vendors Enabling State Surveillance

SecureWorld News

Apple has escalated its fight against the commercial spyware industry enabling state actors to conduct highly-targeted cyberattacks against journalists, activists, politicians, and other high-risk individuals around the world. These types of attacks have victims in every country in the world." Just last month, the U.S.

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The Internet Enabled Mass Surveillance. AI Will Enable Mass Spying.

Schneier on Security

Spying and surveillance are different but related things. If I hired that same private detective to put you under surveillance, I would get a different report: where you went, whom you talked to, what you purchased, what you did. Before the internet, putting someone under surveillance was expensive and time-consuming.

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LightSpy Spyware's macOS Variant Found with Advanced Surveillance Capabilities

The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed that the LightSpy spyware allegedly targeting Apple iOS users is in fact a previously undocumented macOS variant of the implant.

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Google’s Threat Analysis Group’s Spyware Research: How CSVs Target Devices and Applications

Tech Republic Security

In a new report from Google's Threat Analysis Group, the researchers detail how commercial surveillance vendors particularly use spyware and target Google and Apple devices.

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On the Zero-Day Market

Schneier on Security

New paper: “ Zero Progress on Zero Days: How the Last Ten Years Created the Modern Spyware Market “: Abstract: Spyware makes surveillance simple. The last ten years have also been marked by stark failures to control spyware and its precursors and components.

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U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions on those Involved in Illegal Spyware Surveillance

The Hacker News

State Department said it's implementing a new policy that imposes visa restrictions on individuals who are linked to the illegal use of commercial spyware to surveil civil society members. Such targeting has been

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