Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Following on the heels of last month’s first-ever public analysis of the elusive spyware FinSpy, security researchers at Citizen Lab have released an analysis of samples that appear to be FinSpy Mobile, the smartphone component in the FinFisher toolkit.
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India pressed social media websites including Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday to remove “inflammatory” content it said helped spread rumors that caused an exodus of migrants from some Indian cities last week.
The Indian government banned bulk text messages on Friday in an attempt to halt the exodus of thousands of migrant workers from Bangalore and other major cities following false warnings of attacks on them.
Source: Eurasia Net
TeliaSonera, a telecom giant owned in part by the Swedish and Finnish governments, is again under fire for abetting an authoritarian regime.
Tech giants who are otherwise competing fiercely for market share in mobile media and technology are now holding hands, in expectation of congressional efforts to regulate data privacy in the fastest-growing segment of their business.
Source: Congressman Ed Markey
Congressman releases first-ever accounting of responses from wireless carriers that indicate sweeping personal data requests from law enforcement agencies.
Source: Andy Greenberg, Forbes
When it comes to modern law enforcement surveillance, no one watches the wiretappers.
ZTE Corp, the world’s No.4 handset vendor and one of two Chinese companies under U.S. scrutiny over security concerns, said one of its mobile phone models sold in the United States contains a vulnerability that researchers say could allow others to control the device.
Source: Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
The Met, London’s police force, is buying “mobile device data extraction” devices that can suck all the data out of your phone “in minutes”.
Through open-source, collaborative programs such as wikis, the creation and distribution of information has effectively been crowdsourced.