Aug 072014
 August 7, 2014  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Cora Currier and Morgan Marquis-Boire report:

A notorious surveillance technology company that helps governments around the world spy on their citizens sold software to Bahrain during that country’s brutal response to the Arab Spring movement, according to leaked internal documents posted this week on the internet.

The documents show that FinFisher, a German surveillance company, helped Bahrain install spyware on 77 computers, including those belonging to human rights lawyers and a now-jailed opposition leader, between 2010 and 2012—a period that includes Bahrain’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

Read more on The Intercept.

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