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Malware
ESET discovers DazzleSpy, a new macOS spying malware
The vulnerability could also have been exploited on iOS, even on devices such as the iPhone XS and newer.
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Cloud
Android stalkerware on the rise
"Searching for these tools online is not difficult at all; you do not have to browse underground websites."
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Spying
U.S. face meets egg – used telecom tech to spy on own allies
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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Cybersecurity
Zoom meetings infiltrated by hackers - Check Point
Check Point Research found hackers could eavesdrop on Zoom meetings by generating and verifying Zoom meeting IDs.
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Surveillance
Are we being watched? Concerns over govt surveillance on Australians
"For the government to suggest this is anything other than blanket surveillance of the Australian population is ridiculous."
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Spying
Huawei chairman accuses the US of spying
"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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5G
Huawei to Poland: 'We'll build a cybersecurity centre if that's what it takes'
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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Spying
US intelligence agencies accuse Huawei & ZTE of spying - again
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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Cloud
Encryption with backdoors? Internet advocates call out Five Eyes leaders for 'shortsighted' tactics
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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Surveillance
InternetNZ calls out Govt's Intelligence and Security Bill
"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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Government
Green Party calls out prime minister on Pacific Island spying
“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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GCSB
InternetNZ boss slams mass collection of Pacific data
“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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Gaming
REVEALED: Dirty deal between NZ telcos and the GCSB...
We explain the legislative act that governs relations between the New Zealand telecommunications industry and surveillance agencies.
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Gaming
Key "sets record straight"... Rubbishes mass surveillance claims
"There is not, and never has been, mass surveillance of New Zealanders undertaken by the GCSB..."
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Government
The cyber security spy who didn't love me... Greens slam PM
"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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Government
"Moment of truth" as Dotcom ramps up PM spying pressure...
"If New Zealanders’ communications are subject to indiscriminate surveillance then the Prime Minister must resign."
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John Key
Can Key rule out that GCSB is sharing NZ’s data?
"Once again, we're seeing evidence that directly links New Zealand spies to a global mass surveillance network."
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Government
Dotcom GCSB ruling… a sad day for NZ
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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Government
Is the writing on the wall for US spying?
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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Apple
NZ spies carry damaging disguise
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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Apple
Facebook slams NZ spying law
Social networking giant seeks an exemption over government proposals which could see over two million Kiwis spied on by authorities.
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Apple
Five Eyes, Spies and Govt lies…Dotcom speaks
"Nobody would be shocked to hear me admit that I have a problem with authority."
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Apple
Tech giants: "Let us prove we're innocent"
Microsoft, Google and Facebook call for greater transparency as companies deny any involvement in US government surveillance program.