Bahrain dictatorship’s British spyware, update

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This video from the USA is called Finspy Hijacks Activists’ Computers – Are You Being Monitored?

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

UK company’s spyware ‘used against Bahrain activist’, court papers claim

Human rights groups hope email evidence can force review of export controls on surveillance equipment

Jamie Doward

Sunday 12 May 2013

Spy technology from a UK-based company was used to target a British citizen who became a leading light in Bahrain’s Arab spring, according to documents filed in the high court.

The witness statement of Dr Ala’a Shehabi is seen by human rights groups as crucial in their attempt to force the government to examine the export of surveillance equipment.

They want to secure a judicial review of the government’s alleged failure to provide them with information on what action it is taking to establish whether the sale of the technology to repressive regimes is in breach of…

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