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 October 13, 2014  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Joseph Cox writes:

Bahraini human rights activist Mohammed Moosa Abd-Ali Ali had been receiving strange messages. One of his colleagues kept responding to him over Facebook, even though he hadn’t typed a word; it was as if the person on the other end was having a conversation with a ghost.

“I didn’t write anything, but she is talking to me,” Ali recalled. It also happened with his email—messages that he never wrote had been sent to his colleagues. “I don’t know what they said,” Ali claimed, because they would be deleted whenever he logged back in.

Around five times, Ali had been notified by Google that someone was accessing his account, and as the circumstances became more suspicious, he asked one activist to stop talking to him altogether—or at least to the person assuming his identity.

Read more on Motherboard.

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