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.
Tag Archives: Germany
Martin Münch says he knows who the bad guys are, and that he’s one of the good guys.
Source: Don Eijndhoven, InfoSec Island
In December of last year, the German public prosecutors’ office had declared that there was no legal basis for the use of the so-called “Bundestrojaner” spyware, which was used to spy on German citizens.
Source: Cyrus Farivar, Ars technica
Despite causing a minor political scandal in Germany last year, the government-created “state trojan” program appears to be going strong.
The move was the first time that Twitter acted on a policy known as “country-withheld content,” announced in January, in which it will block an account at the request of a government.
Digitask, a company whose reputation was clearly damaged after its trojan virus was found and analysed by the Chaos Computer Club in 2011, seems to still be a regular contractor of German authorities.
Source: Lucian Constantin, CIO
The Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany, also known as the BKA, is looking to hire software engineers who can develop remote computer surveillance technologies for use in criminal investigations.
The Chaos Communications Congress is the annual meetup of Germany’s Chaos Computer Club, one of the oldest hacker collectives in the world.
Source: The Atlantic
When it comes to conflicts with American tech companies, Germany is the anti-China.
Source: Lucian Constant, PC Advisor
A Trojan used by German law enforcement authorities to intercept Internet phone calls is capable of monitoring traffic from 15 programs, including browsers and instant messaging applications. The discovery was made by malware analysts from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab, who took apart the so-called lawful surveillance software, dubbed 0zapftis, Bundestrojaner or R2D2 by the security community.