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Private Intelligence Is Changing the Way Spy Services Work

Private Intelligence Is Changing the Way Spy Services Work

From Sipher Brief In place of the government monopoly on espionage technology, today there is a boisterous bazaar of information and data vendors. These companies sell a wide variety of social media intelligence tools, earth observation capabilities, large-scale information storage and processing, mobile phone location data, global HUMINT platforms, and sophisticated telemetry intelligence capabilities. This...

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Zero-Click Spying: Second Israeli Firm Exploited iPhone Flaw 

Zero-Click Spying: Second Israeli Firm Exploited iPhone Flaw 

The two rival businesses gained the same ability last year to remotely break into iPhones, according to the five sources, meaning that both firms could compromise Apple phones without an owner needing to open a malicious link. That two firms employed the same sophisticated hacking technique – known as a “zero-click” – shows that phones...

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How to Protect Yourself From NSO Spyware

The U.S. government has advice for journalists and activists: Watch out for spyware. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center doesn’t mention NSO, the Israeli company whose Pegasus spyware has been implicated in policies of surveillance and repression around the world. But the warning described Pegasus’ powers exactly. Companies and individuals have been selling commercial surveillance...

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India’s Supreme Court to Investigate Allegations of Pegasus Spyware Abuse

India’s Supreme Court to Investigate Allegations of Pegasus Spyware Abuse

The Pegasus Project, first published in July by a global media consortium that included The Washington Post, revealed that hundreds of numbers from India appeared on the global list of more than 50,000 phone numbers, which included some associated with heads of state. Phone numbers belonging to journalists, activists and political figures in India were found...