Max Smolaks reports:
Private software companies HackingTeam , Gamma International, Trovicor, Amesys and Blue Coat have been branded as the “Corporate Enemies of the Internet” by freedom of speech campaigners Reporters Without Borders (RWB) in their annual report on digital censorship.
The 2013 report, published on the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, put special emphasis on digital surveillance. It found increased use of spyware by repressive regimes around the world, manufactured by private companies often located in Europe and the US.
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In related news, researchers have found evidence FinSpy is being run off servers in 25 countries, including Ethiopia and Serbia, without oversight.