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Kati Piri routinely angered Ankara with her criticism of alleged Turkish rights violations.

Iran have used phone apps, games, and wallpaper to spy on users.

UK Labour Party reportedly hires former Israeli spy

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UK Labour Party reportedly hires former Israeli spy

Assaf Kaplan reportedly began working as a “social listening and organizing manager” for the Labour Party in December.

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

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Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

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Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

The group of 'Israeli cyber activists', who refer to themselves as 972Ops, have pledged to track the Iranian hackers who launched attacks on ...

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly endangering sources.

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Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, launched a hunger strike in ...

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US court summons MbS, MbZ over Al-Jazeera reporter hacking

The Lebanese journalist is suing Saudi and UAE rulers after her private photos were leaked in an alleged hack to smear campaign.

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Iran-linked hacking group infiltrates Israeli cyber security firm

Just days earlier, the Pay2Key group breached the systems of Israel Aerospace Industries.

'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

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'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

Al Jazeera’s IT team, who also examined the phone, found the same spyware on the phones of 35 other staff members.

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Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google have described NSO's spyware tools, revealed on Monday for their involvement in the hacking ...

Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

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Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

A report from the Citizen Lab communications research group says that 36 Al-Jazeera employees and one Al-Araby TV journalist were targeted by a ...

Microsoft seeks Biden's backing in fight against Israeli spyware

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Microsoft seeks Biden's backing in fight against Israeli spyware

Microsoft's President Brad Smith has warned that private companies engineering cybersecurity attacks, such as NSO Group, help proliferate ...

Pompeo blames Russia for massive US cyberattack

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Pompeo blames Russia for massive US cyberattack

US Secretary of State Pompeo has blamed Russia for a massive cyberattack on several US government agencies.

Four charged over attack on former Charlie Hebdo offices

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Four charged over attack on former Charlie Hebdo offices

Four Pakistanis were charged and detained in France over links to a meat cleaver attack outside the former offices of Charlie Hebdo.

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Trump Twitter account hacked, no charges: Dutch prosecutors

A man reportedly broke into US President Donald Trump's Twitter account after 'guessing' his password.

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Saudi Arabia sent mysterious ten-man 'security team' to Norway

Norway is the home of activist Iyad El-Baghdadi, a well-known critic of the Saudi government.

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Israeli hacking firm says it can break into Signal

Israeli tech firm Cellebrite, which has been criticised for selling surveillance technology to authoritarian states, says it can now hack into ...

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Iranian hackers 'accessed voter data', US claims

Hacking activities attributed to Tehran have succeeded in obtaining voter information in "some" US states, American security agencies ...

US caught Iranian hackers through 'dumb mistake'

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US caught Iranian hackers through 'dumb mistake'

'Either they made a dumb mistake or wanted to get caught,' said an anonymous senior US government official.

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Iran says cyber attack targeted country's ports

The cyber attacks targeting Iranian ports and another government institution have been blamed on the Islamic Republic's 'sworn enemies'.

Netflix dismisses concerns over adaptation of anti-Uyghur author's work

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Netflix dismisses concerns over adaptation of anti-Uyghur author's work

Netflix says it does not agree with Liu Cixin's comments, but will continue with the series adaptation.

Anti-Qatar lobby erodes US press freedom with AJ+ ruling

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Anti-Qatar lobby erodes US press freedom with AJ+ ruling

Comment: Forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent raises serious questions about foreign influence on US politics, and is a worrying attack on ...

Israeli intel firm 'hacked phone at Saudi Arabia's request'

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Israeli intel firm 'hacked phone at Saudi Arabia's request'

An employee of Israeli company Cellebrite flew to Riyadh last year in order to hack into a Samsung phone at the request of the Saudi prosecutor, ...

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