13 March 2020 — WSWS
By Gregor Link
Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) together with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had monitored the encrypted government communications of almost half the countries on earth for decades.
9 March 2020 — WSWS
The Australian government is helping spearhead moves by the Trump administration to force internet companies to hand over encryption-cracking capabilities, and to intensify data-swapping within the US-dominated “Five Eyes” global surveillance network.
4 March 2020 — Asia Times
China used locational and other data from hundreds of millions of smartphones to contain the spread of Covid-19, according to Chinese sources familiar with the program.
11 February 2020 — National Security Archive
Encryption revelations raise questions about U.S. official knowledge of Argentina “dirty war” atrocities, Chile’s Letelier assassination, Southern Cone military dictatorships
7 February 2020 — Spycops
Here’s the monthly roundup of the campaign for truth and justice about the scandal of Britain’s political secret police.
Last month saw the revelation that counter-terrorism police had included Extinction Rebellion, CND and other campaigning groups on their watch list. They said it was a one-off mistake by a local force, but then came a similar list from the national unit.
17 January 2020 — WSWS
The inclusion of climate activists Extinction Rebellion (XR) by police in a guide to “ideological extremism” marks a serious escalation of the assault on democratic rights.
Although the guide has now been withdrawn, the Conservative government has still defended including XR.
4 January 2020 — Mint Press
11 November 2019 — Jonathan Cook
Israeli software used on Palestinians is producing new cyber weapons that are rapidly being incorporated into global digital platforms
Middle East Eye – 11 November 2019
Digital age weapons developed by Israel to oppress Palestinians are rapidly being repurposed for much wider applications – against Western populations who have long taken their freedoms for granted.