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Technical remedies alone will fall to stop the rising proliferation of advanced spyware, members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee heard today. Once only a handful of companies worldwide specialized in mobile device malware sophisticated enough to get around security protections built by Apple and Google, said John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at The Citizen […]

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  Smartphone giant Apple wants to thwart spyware wielded by governments against criminals and dissidents alike through an “extreme, optional protection” feature that lets users limit the functionality of their device. In a preview of its next mobile and desktop operating systems set for debut this fall, the California company unveiled “Lockdown Mode,” a set […]

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A week after it emerged that a sophisticated mobile spyware dubbed Hermit was used by the government of Kazakhstan within its borders, Google said it has notified Android users of infected devices. Additionally, necessary changes have been implemented in Google Play Protect — Android’s built-in malware defense service — to protect all users, Benoit Sevens […]

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