After a battling the US Department of Justice in a court for two and a half years, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has emerged victorious and has been given access to documents that spell out the details about the US federal government’s use of Stingrays surveillance devices.
"The surveillance of communications faces a legitimization crisis," says James Losey, a fellow with the Open Technology Institute, the technology program of the New America Foundation, and currently a PhD candidate with the School of International Studies and the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden.
Incapsula researchers have uncovered a botnet consisting of some 9,000 CCTV cameras located around the world, which was being used to target, among others, one of the company's clients with HTTP floods.
Emails stolen in the Hacking Team breach and leaked online by the still unknown attackers continue to be analyzed, and offer insight into the inner workings and controversial relationships the infamous Italian spyware maker engaged in.
Continuing with its “Did GCHQ Illegally Spy On You?” campaign, Privacy International has set up a website with instructions for individuals and organizations on how to petition the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) to check whether the UK GCHQ spied on them.
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