Sep 022012
 
 September 2, 2012  Surveillance

I’ve noted articles about FinFisher software by Gamma Group before, but more has come out on how extensive its use is. Nicole Perlroth reports:

 Morgan Marquis-Boire works as a Google engineer and Bill Marczak is earning a Ph.D. in computer science. But this summer, the two men have been moonlighting as detectives, chasing an elusive surveillance tool from Bahrain across five continents.

What they found was the widespread use of sophisticated, off-the-shelf computer espionage software by governments with questionable records on human rights.

Read more on The New York Times. Mathew J. Schwartz also covers the story on InformationWeek.

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