FinFisher

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 5th, 2014
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BY Jessica McKenzie Last week Human Rights Watch published a 100+ page report on government surveillance in Ethiopia that explains how the authorities use technology from countries like China, Germany and Italy to spy on opposition members, dissidents and journalists, even after they flee the country...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2014
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By Eva Galperin and Danny O’Brien, Electronic Frontier Foundation: Rumors of the extent of Ethiopia’s digital surveillance and censorship state have echoed around the information security community for years. Journalists such as Eskinder Nega have spoken of being shown text messages, printouts ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 23rd, 2014
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By WND Amid all the reports of spying on Americans by the U.S. government, through the National Security Agency, FBI and others, the complaint filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of a man identified only by the pseudonym of Mr. Kidane takes allegations to a whole new level. The comp...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 21st, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Several Ethiopians living abroad are accusing their home government of using sophisticated computer spyware to hack into their computers and monitor their private communications. One Washington area man has filed a federal suit against the Ethiopian government, and another has filed a co...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2014
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A Washington area man with ties to Ethiopia’s political opposition sued that country’s government in federal court Tuesday, alleging that agents had used powerful spyware to hack into his computer and snoop on his private communications for more than four months. The suit says that forensics experts ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 4th, 2013
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Freedom House Ethiopia has one of the lowest rates of internet and mobile telephone penetration in the world, as meager infrastructure, a government monopoly over the telecom sector, and obstructive telecom policies have notably hindered the growth of information and communication technologies (ICTs)...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 14th, 2013
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Authors: Morgan Marquis-Boire, Bill Marczak, Claudio Guarnieri, and John Scott-Railton This post describes the results of a comprehensive global Internet scan for the command and control servers of FinFisher’s surveillance software. It also details the discovery of a campaign using FinFisher in Ethio...