Dec 102016
 December 10, 2016  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Sam Biddle and Fahad Desmukh report:

The Israel-based firm Cellebrite, which specializes in software that breaches cellphones, enjoys a reputation as a silver bullet in 21st-century policing whose products are used only to beat terrorists and find abducted kids. Like any good, vaguely sinister corporate spy outfitter, the company has never publicly confirmed which governments are among its customers, and deflects questions about whether it would sell its infamously powerful software to a repressive, rights-violating regime.


Based on a recently uncovered document presented as evidence in Singace’s prosecution, we can conclude that Bahrain is among the governments that use Cellebrite technology, because it used the technology against Abdali al-Singace.

Read more on The Intercept.

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