Privacy International

Google

Google Gives Free Security Keys to Activists, But Not if You’re in Iran or Syria

Sources and a document show how Google bars nonprofits from telling activists in certain countries about their products.
Joseph Cox
4.26.19
SURVEILLANCE

This Map Shows the UK’s Surveillance Exports

IMSI catchers, intrusion software, internet monitoring solutions: UK companies provide it all.
Joseph Cox
4.3.17
Leaving the Nest

Smart Meter Data Is 'Intimate' and Deserves Privacy, Activists Argue

The EFF and Privacy International claim that when collected in aggregate, smart meter data can show when a person wakes up, goes to work, and clocks-out for the night.
Joseph Cox
3.1.17
watching the watchers

Activists Push Back Against FBI’s Worldwide Hacking Operation

UK-based activist group Privacy International has highlighted the international ramifications mass hacking operations.
Joseph Cox
2.10.17
News

European Surveillance Companies Were Eager to Sell Syria Tools of Oppression

Leaked documents and emails show how several companies bid to give Syria powerful telephone and internet surveillance technology.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.12.16
asia & pacific

Thailand's government is using child 'Cyber Scouts' to monitor dissent

The Thai government is recruiting citizens, including children, to spy on each other on social media in order to spot anyone criticizing the royal family.
David Gilbert
9.19.16
uk

Challenge Over UK Bulk Hacking Powers Taken to European Court of Human Rights

Privacy International and five internet and communications providers want to challenge GCHQ's bulk hacking practices again.
Joseph Cox
8.5.16
activism

Privacy Activists Launch Database to Track Global Sales of Surveillance Tech

Privacy International's 'Surveillance Industry Index' keeps tabs on big brother.
Joseph Cox
8.1.16
security

Documents Reveal Inner-Workings of UK's Spying Databases

Internal GCHQ documents obtained by a campaign group detail UK Intelligence Agency's use of "bulk personal datasets."
Joseph Cox
4.20.16
Facebook

Europe Ruled Its Data-Sharing Agreement With US Tech Companies Invalid

A case concerning Facebook data and the NSA has dealt a fatal blow to the widely-used pact that let companies easily transfer data from the EU to the US.
Joseph Cox
10.6.15
defense & security

How Colombia Built a Massive Surveillance 'Shadow State'

Colombia has spent millions of dollars to procure high-end surveillance technology that can intercept cellphone calls, capture text messages, and sort through personal information to create profiles of citizens.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
9.3.15
News

The DEA Has Been Secretly Buying Hacking Tools From an Italian Company

Documents reveal the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Army have been patronizing Hacking Team via a reseller.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.15.15
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