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The SmartPhone Who Loved Me: FinFisher Goes Mobile?

This report, written and coordinated by Citizen Lab Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire, analyzes several samples we believe to be mobile variants of the FinFisher Spy Kit targeting iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms. It is a follow-on to a previous research brief, From Bahrain with Love: FinFisher's Spy Kit Exposed?, that analyzed several pieces of malware targeting Bahraini dissidents.

Internet freedom in Asia forsens, say human rights groups

Source: James Kilner, Telegraph

The three Central Asian states have justified increasing censorship of the internet as necessary to combat the growing threat from Islamic militants who are using email and websites to find recruits and pass around information.

No Twitter revolt for Central Asia’s closed regimes

“High fees, spying, and outright blockage — Central Asia’s regimes are not short of ways to control Internet blogs and social networks which have mobilised the recent protests in the Middle East.

Strategies vary across the former Soviet republics of the region, whose regimes are largely authoritarian and where voicing dissent online can result in persecution.

Rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders has named Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan among the 12 countries that are “enemies of the Internet,” along with North Korea.”

From PhysOrg.com

Turkmenistan Suspends License of Largest Mobile Operator

“Turkmenistan has suspended the operation of MTS-Turkmenistan, the largest mobile-phone-service provider on its territory, leaving most of the country without mobile-phone communications and access to the Internet.

The Russian company informed its subscribers on December.20 that ‘all communication services will be temporarily halted.’

On its website, MTS-Turkmenistan wrote it received notification from the Communication Ministry regarding the suspension of the company’s license.”

From Radio Free Europe