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Submission + - FinSpy Commercial Spyware Abused By Governments

plover writes: The NY Times has this story about FinSpy, a commercial spyware package sold "only for law enforcement purposes" being used by governments to spy on dissidents, journalists, and others, and how two U.S. computer experts, Morgan Marquis-Boire from Google, and Bill Marczak, a PhD student in Computer Science, have been tracking it down around the world.
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FinSpy Commercial Spyware Abused By Governments

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