OECD condemns Gamma International after conclusion of its investigation

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British-German surveillance company Gamma has been condemned by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for its failure to adhere to human rights and due diligence standards, after a two year investigation into the company’s sale of surveillance technology to Bahrain.   The OECD’s UK National Contact Point (NCP) concluded on Thursday that Gamma International… Read more »

منظمة التعاون الاقتصادي و التنمية تدين شركة غاما الدولية بعد إنهاء تحقيقها

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أدانت منظمة التعاون الاقتصادي و التنمية شركة غاما للمراقبة و التجسس البريطانية-الألمانية الأصل، و ذلك لفشلها في الالتزام بمبادئ حقوق الإنسان و بمعايير إجراءات التقصي اللازمة بعد تحقيق استمر لمدة عامين في مبيعات الشركة لتقنيات التجسس لحكومة البحرين.   فقد أعلنت جهة الاتصال الوطنية بالمملكة المتحدة التابعة لمنظمة التعاون الاقتصادي و التنمية اليوم الخميس أنه… Read more »

Bahrain Watch welcomes partner Privacy International’s legal action on government surveillance

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Yesterday Privacy International (PI) filed a criminal complaint with the UK National Cyber Crime Unit, asking them to investigate the targeting of three UK-based Bahrainis with Gamma International’s FinFisher computer spyware.  The complaint was based on a Bahrain Watch analysis of leaked communications between Gamma and the Bahraini Government, which revealed that the Government had… Read more »

Bahrain Watch Issues Urgent Advice for Activists to Stop Using @Zello Due to Security Flaw

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Bahrain Watch understands that the Zello Walkie Talkie mobile app is widely used by youth activists in Bahrain.  The app allows users to create groups (called channels), and then exchange audio messages from the group.   We are greatly concerned by reports that 15 individuals who were members of three different Zello channels were arrested… Read more »