OECD complaint filed by human rights groups against British surveillance company moves forward

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2013 OECD COMPLAINT FILED BY HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS AGAINST BRITISH SURVEILLANCE COMPANY MOVES FORWARD A complaint filed with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against Gamma International, a UK-based company accused of selling surveillance spyware for governments, will proceed and has been accepted for consideration, the UK National… Read more »

Britain should not follow Bahrain’s example in digital surveillance

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Since I received a digital spyware programme in my inbox last year, which my colleague Bill Marczak discovered to belong to the FinFisher suite of digital surveillance programs made by Gamma International, we at Bahrain Watch have worked to achieve several things: to investigate what this technology can do and where it is being used to… Read more »

Real-time map tool for naughty journalists

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With the latest deportation episode of international journalists from Bahrain, some of their colleagues in the country might be wondering what was so news-worthy to make the ITV crew venture off on “unlicensed” terrain, instead of sticking to government-approved reporting on the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The government keeps issuing statements about its “open-door policy” and how it… Read more »

Top Bahraini Company Infected with Government Spyware Sold by UK Firm in Apparent Politically Motivated Targeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch March 13, 2013 TOP BAHRAINI COMPANY INFECTED WITH GOVERNMENT SPYWARE SOLD BY UK FIRM IN APPARENT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED TARGETING Company Declines to be Identified, Citing Potential Reprisals [Manama] During the course of recent investigations, Bahrain Watch determined that a computer inside a top Bahraini company was infected with spyware operated… Read more »