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Scale of secretive cyber surveillance ‘an international human rights crisis’ in which NSO Group is complicit

The vast scale of violations perpetrated through secretive cyber surveillance has exposed a global human rights crisis, Amnesty International warned today, in a new briefing published following the revelations of the Pegasus Project investigation.

The briefing, Uncovering the Iceberg: The Digital Surveillance Crisis Wrought by States and the Private Sector, reveals the devastating impact of the poorly regulated spyware industry on human rights worldwide.

“In the last few days, the world has rightly been outraged by the systematic targeting of human rights activists, journalists and lawyers revealed by the Pegasus Project. Not only does it expose the risk and harm

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Exporting Chinese surveillance: the security risks of ‘smart cities’

Belgrade’s Republic Square is one of the cultural and social hubs of the Serbian capital, a popular meeting point lined with cafés and the site of the National Museum and the National Theatre.

It is also now at the centre of an international debate about the export of Chinese technology, authoritarian surveillance and cyber security.

The square is under constant observation by equipment made in China. A surveillance camera system installed by Huawei, the Chinese technology group, has the capacity to monitor the behaviour of people in the square and elsewhere in the city, recognise their faces, identify their vehicle

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OSL adds Eventus Systems transaction monitoring capabilities to trade surveillance program

AUSTIN, Texas and HONG KONG, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Eventus Systems, Inc., an award-winning global provider of multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk solutions, today announced that OSL Digital Securities (OSL), Asia’s first and only SFC-licensed, Big-4 audited, and insured digital asset platform for institutions and professional investors, and member of BC Technology Group (stock code: 863 HK), has added Eventus’ transaction monitoring capabilities, growing its deployment beyond OSL’s ongoing use of the Eventus Validus platform for trade surveillance. Trading on the new regulated OSL Exchange went live in March 2021.

OSL started working

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Resisting Digital Surveillance Goes Beyond Tech

Achieving even a degree of digital privacy can feel like a Sisyphean task — or a rigged game of whack-a-mole. 

Innovations like so-called privacy-first web browsers and encrypted message services solve specific challenges, but they come alongside the proliferation of facial recognition and big-data harvesting for highly targeted advertising.

“With data-collection technology, everybody is using this probably very personal information to effectively build billboards outside your house. If your doctor or lawyer or accountant did that, we would burn their office down,” said former Central Intelligence Agency employee and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden during a panel discussion on

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Why indict foreign cyber operators? IoT security regulation in the UK. Anti-ransomware measures and surveillance limitations in the US.

At a glance.

  • The costs and benefits of indicting foreign cyber operators.
  • UK plans for regulating IoT security.
  • US Justice Department stands up anti-ransomware task force.
  • US Congress weighs limitations on surveillance.

How effective are indictments of foreign cyber operators?

SearchSecurity examines the pros and cons of indicting state-backed hackers.  Among the pros: indictments serve to share information about the alleged bad guys, like their identities, affiliations, and techniques. They occasionally impact threat actors’ business dealings and ability to travel, and in some cases, where victims can’t knowingly pay off sanctioned groups, force outfits to abandon old tools. Indictments also

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