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+ - The Fight to Uncover Spyware Exports to Repressive Regimes->

Submitted by Daniel_Stuckey
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "The UK’s High Court ruled yesterday that HM Revenue and Customs acted “unlawfully” when it declined to detail how it was investigating the export of digital spy tools created by a British company. Human rights group Privacy International is celebrating the decision of Mr. Justice Green, which means HMRC now has to reconsider releasing information on its investigation into controls surrounding the export of malware known as FinFisher, created by British supplier Gamma International. The widespread FinFisher malware family, also known as FinSpy, can carry out a range of surveillance operations, from snooping on Skype and Facebook conversations to siphoning off emails or files sitting on a device. It is supposed to benefit law enforcement in their investigations, but has allegedly been found in various nations with poor human rights records, including Bahrain and Ethiopia."
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The Fight to Uncover Spyware Exports to Repressive Regimes

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