Tag Archives: Bahrain

Detekt spyware detection tool released

Independent Researcher Claudio Guarnieri has partnered with Privacy International, Digitale Gesellschaft, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Amnesty International to publicly release the Detekt tool, which allows journalists and human rights defenders to scan their computers for traces of known surveillance spyware.

PI legal action informed by Citizen Lab’s FinFisher research

Privacy International has filed a criminal complaint with the UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit requesting police investigation into allegations that the computer and telecommunications data of Bahraini democracy activists were subject to unlawful surveillance, which cites reports authored by Citizen Lab on the presence of FinFisher in Bahrain, as well the global proliferation of the software.

Research Fellow Bill Marczak’s Bahrain Watch blocks tear gas exports to Bahrain

Research Fellow Bill Marczak’s Bahrain Watch announced that its #StopTheShipment campaign has succeeded in blocking tear gas exports to Bahrain.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – June 2013

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch discusses censorship and filtering, surveillance, blogger and netizen arrests and more.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – May 2013

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch discusses censorship and filtering, surveillance, blogger and netizen arrests and more.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – April 2013

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch discusses censorship and filtering, surveillance, blogger and netizen arrests and more.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – March 2013

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and surveillance, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks and technological developments from the region.

An attempt to take tools from tyrants

Source: Judy Dempsey, The New York Times

Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has been in jail since pro-democracy demonstrations began in Bahrain two years ago.

Meet the German jazz pianist selling spy software to totalitarian regimes

Source: Bastian Brinkmann, Jasmin Klofta and Frederik Obermaier, World Crunch

Martin Münch says he knows who the bad guys are, and that he’s one of the good guys.

Planet Blue Coat: Mapping Global Censorship and Surveillance Tools

Blue Coat Devices capable of filtering, censorship, and surveillance are being used around the world. 61 of these Blue Coat appliances are on public or government networks in countries with a history of concerns over human rights, surveillance, and censorship. Our findings support the need for national and international scrutiny of Blue Coat implementations in the countries we have identified, and a closer look at the global proliferation of “dual-use” information and communication technologies.