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[ NNSquad ] Law enforcement software being used secretly track political dissidents

Law enforcement software being used secretly track political dissidents

http://j.mp/QZOAE7  (New York Times)

   "Morgan Marquis-Boire works as a Google engineer and Bill Marczak is
    earning a Ph.D. in computer science. But this summer, the two men have
    been moonlighting as detectives, chasing an elusive surveillance tool
    from Bahrain across five continents.  What they found was the
    widespread use of sophisticated, off-the-shelf computer espionage
    software by governments with questionable records on human rights.
    While the software is supposedly sold for use only in criminal
    investigations, the two came across evidence that it was being used to
    target political dissidents."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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