Surveillance News, Articles and Updates

EFF says N.Y. judge wrong not to question police over Stingray use

The judge agreed with a detective and inspector in the case, who contended that revealing information on Stingrays and their use would pose a threat to law enforcement's efforts to snare criminals.

New Jersey State Police spent $850,000 on Harris Corp. stingray devices

Information obtained via right-to-know request revealed The New Jersey State Police spent at least $850,000 on stingray devices from Harris Corp.

Texas National Guard spent $373,000 on stingray equipment

The Texas National Guard last year spent more than $373,000 to install two of its DRT 1301C "portable receiver systems" in two RC-26 secretive surveillance aircraft.

Researchers surveil mobile users using just $1,000 worth of targeted ads

University of Washington researchers were able to surveil individual users using less than $1,000 worth of targeted advertising.

Pegasus spyware creators, NSO Group, met with DEA

The DEA held a meeting with controversial surveillance company NSO Group, the firm responsible for creating the Pegasus spyware.

Wikileaks publishes Vault 7: Highrise tool for Android devices

WikiLeaks Thursday published the manual of another CIA hacking tool "Highrise" aka "TideCheck"

Mexican government used spyware for surveillance on activists, lawyers, journalists

Mexican federal agencies have purchased around $80 million of Pegasus software from Israeli firm NSO Group since 2011 and have used it in part to target those dedicated to guarding against human rights abuse and corruption.

Facebook, Instagram prohibit firms from using platform for surveillance

Facebook and Instagram Monday announced that the social media platforms have updated their privacy policies again.