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U.S. Government Issues Warning Over Commercial Surveillance Tools

10
Jan
2022
U.S. Government Issues Warning Over Commercial Surveillance Tools

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The one-page document says governments and other entities have been using spyware sold by companies and individuals. The spyware can typically be used to record audio, track a device’s location, and access all of the content stored on a phone.

“Journalists, dissidents, and other persons around the world have been targeted and tracked using these tools, which allow malign actors to infect mobile and internet-connected devices with malware over both WiFi and cellular data connections. In some cases, malign actors can infect a targeted device with no action from the device owner. In others, they can use an infected link to gain access to a device,” the alert reads.

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