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ESET Research discovers new cyber threat to Mac users
Fri 22 Jul 2022
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Researchers from ESET have discovered a previously unknown macOS backdoor that spies on users of compromised Macs.
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ESET discovers DazzleSpy, a new macOS spying malware
Wed 2 Feb 2022
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apple
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The vulnerability could also have been exploited on iOS, even on devices such as the iPhone XS and newer.
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Android stalkerware on the rise
Tue 18 May 2021
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smartphones
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android
"Searching for these tools online is not difficult at all; you do not have to browse underground websites."
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U.S. face meets egg – used telecom tech to spy on own allies
Tue 18 Feb 2020
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Huawei revels in a ‘gotcha’ moment in the wake of The Washington Post’s revelation that the US Govt used backdoors in CIA-owned tech company to spy on allies.
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Zoom meetings infiltrated by hackers - Check Point
Fri 31 Jan 2020
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Check Point Research found hackers could eavesdrop on Zoom meetings by generating and verifying Zoom meeting IDs.
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Are we being watched? Concerns over govt surveillance on Australians
Fri 26 Jul 2019
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surveillance
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government
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"For the government to suggest this is anything other than blanket surveillance of the Australian population is ridiculous."
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Huawei chairman accuses the US of spying
Wed 6 Mar 2019
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spying
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"The more Huawei gear is installed in the world’s telecommunications networks, the harder it becomes for the NSA to collect data."
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Huawei to Poland: 'We'll build a cybersecurity centre if that's what it takes'
Fri 8 Feb 2019
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wireless networks
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Huawei says it will build a cybersecurity centre in Poland if that’s what it takes to convince the world that it’s a trustworthy organisation.
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US intelligence agencies accuse Huawei & ZTE of spying - again
Thu 15 Feb 2018
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spying
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Four US intelligence agencies have accused Huawei of spying on customers who own Huawei smart devices, but they aren't sharing any evidence.
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Encryption with backdoors? Internet advocates call out Five Eyes leaders for 'shortsighted' tactics
Mon 3 Jul 2017
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encryption
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Even if measures to restrict strong encryption access are put in place, adversaries will switch to new tools crafted without the Five Eyes network.
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InternetNZ calls out Govt's Intelligence and Security Bill
Tue 16 Aug 2016
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"While it acknowledges human rights, the recommendations do not always reflect these rights and could result in more extensive surveillance of NZers."
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Green Party calls out prime minister on Pacific Island spying
Mon 9 Mar 2015
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government
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“Is John Key saying that New Zealanders in the Cook Islands and Niue are second class citizens who do not deserve the protection of our spy laws?”
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InternetNZ boss slams mass collection of Pacific data
Thu 5 Mar 2015
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“NZ should not be collecting mass data on New Zealanders or on anyone else," says Jordan Carter on allegations NZ has conducted mass data harvesting.
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REVEALED: Dirty deal between NZ telcos and the GCSB...
Thu 18 Sep 2014
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We explain the legislative act that governs relations between the New Zealand telecommunications industry and surveillance agencies.
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Key "sets record straight"... Rubbishes mass surveillance claims
Tue 16 Sep 2014
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technology gifts
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gaming
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john key
"There is not, and never has been, mass surveillance of New Zealanders undertaken by the GCSB..."
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The cyber security spy who didn't love me... Greens slam PM
Tue 16 Sep 2014
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john key
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privacy
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government
"Mass spying and cyber protection are two separate issues. It is wrong for John Key to justify mass surveillance as being necessary for cyber security, it is not."
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"Moment of truth" as Dotcom ramps up PM spying pressure...
Mon 15 Sep 2014
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government
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john key
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"If New Zealanders’ communications are subject to indiscriminate surveillance then the Prime Minister must resign."
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Can Key rule out that GCSB is sharing NZ’s data?
Fri 29 Aug 2014
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john key
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green party
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edward snowden
"Once again, we're seeing evidence that directly links New Zealand spies to a global mass surveillance network."
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Dotcom GCSB ruling… a sad day for NZ
Fri 30 Aug 2013
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government
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john key
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kim dotcom
It's a sad day for the people of New Zealand when government spies can break the law and not be held to account for it.
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Is the writing on the wall for US spying?
Fri 12 Jul 2013
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government
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kim dotcom
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Kim Dotcom beams "United Stasi of America' on to US embassy in Berlin, bragging "I defaced the US embassy in Berlin with a truth-projection last night. 0wned!"
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NZ spies carry damaging disguise
Fri 12 Jul 2013
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apple
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john key
By approving proposals to new government spy laws, are New Zealanders running the inherent risk of accepting an ideology that is abhorrently wrong? After all, legal does not mean right.
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Facebook slams NZ spying law
Thu 11 Jul 2013
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apple
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Social networking giant seeks an exemption over government proposals which could see over two million Kiwis spied on by authorities.
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Five Eyes, Spies and Govt lies…Dotcom speaks
Fri 14 Jun 2013
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apple
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kim dotcom
"Nobody would be shocked to hear me admit that I have a problem with authority."
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Tech giants: "Let us prove we're innocent"
Thu 13 Jun 2013
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Microsoft, Google and Facebook call for greater transparency as companies deny any involvement in US government surveillance program.
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