spying

spying

I Spied on Germany's National Spy Agency

Because someone had to.
Matern Boeselager
1.22.19
crime

Longtime California Waiter Charged With Spying for Iranian Government

In addition to allegedly being a better-than-average spy, Ghorbani also seems to have been a better-than-average waiter.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.15.19
SURVEILLANCE

I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers’ location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country.
Joseph Cox
1.8.19
The Weakest Link

With $20 of Gear from Amazon, Nearly Anyone Can Make This IMSI-Catcher in 30 Minutes

Surveillance takes on different character when it trickles down to more ordinary, everyday users. The significance and threat from IMSI-catchers is multiplied when a lot more people can deploy one using cheap tech from Amazon and free code from Github.
Joseph Cox
11.16.18
State of Surveillance

Pentagon Wants to Predict Anti-Trump Protests Using Social Media Surveillance

A series of research projects, patent filings, and policy changes indicate that the Pentagon wants to use social media surveillance to quell domestic insurrection and rebellion.
Nafeez Ahmed
10.30.18
tv

The Best Part of 'The Americans' Is Its Brutally Strong Women

Elizabeth and Paige Jennings are archetypes of female resilience.
Kara Weisenstein
4.12.18
VICELAND

Is the Mexican Government Spying on Journalists?

On the season finale of 'CYBERWAR,' Ben Makuch investigates why government spyware is cropping up on Mexican reporters' smartphones.
VICE Staff
11.21.17
Stingray

IMSI Catcher Detection Apps Might Not Be All That Good, Research Suggests

Plenty of people use free Android apps to try and spot IMSI catchers, but research shows the apps can be circumvented.
Joseph Cox
8.14.17
spying

The DEA Met With Controversial iPhone Hackers NSO Group

NSO Group's products have been linked to hacking attempts on journalists, activists, and dissidents.
Joseph Cox
8.2.17
Spoilers

The CIA Allegedly Named a Hacking Tool After Aeris from 'Final Fantasy 7'

Turns out CIA hackers are a bunch of nerds.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.27.17
Op-Ed

Mexico Hacking and Spying on Its Citizens Is a 'Human Rights Crisis'

The illegal use of hacking tools by the Mexican government against activists and reporters has become a systematic policy of intimidation and harassment.
Gisela Pérez de Acha
6.23.17
State of Surveillance

Human Rights Activists Are Asking 8 Countries How Much They Spy on Each Other's Citizens

Are international surveillance agreements just a way to avoid local anti-spying laws?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.13.17
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