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Surveillance

2022

06

May

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Spanish intelligence spy on Catalan politicians with the Pegasus system

The Catalan government is calling for answers “from the highest level” after the head of Spain’s National Intelligence Centre (CNI) reportedly confirmed that 18 members of the regional independence movement were spied on with judicial approval. The apparent admission – to a congressional committee – came two weeks after cybersecurity experts said at least 63 […]

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Country: Spain
Source: AA , TRT , TheGuardian

21

Feb

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Sterilization of indigenous women in Canada

The practice of sterilization arose out of the eugenics movement and has a long, often hidden history in Canada. Sterilization legislation in Alberta (1928–72) and British Columbia (1933–73) attempted to limit the reproduction of “unfit” persons, and increasingly targeted Indigenous women. Coerced sterilization of Indigenous women took place both within and outside existing legislation, and […]

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Country: Canada
Source: AA , CTV

13

Jan

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20 Years of US Torture

Twenty years after Guantánamo Bay detention operations commenced on January 11, 2002, a new report assesses the massive costs of US unlawful transfers, secret detention, and torture after the September 11, 2001, attacks. The report, from the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute and Human Rights Watch, outlines how these abuses trample […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT

12

Jan

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Bulgaria’s surveillance laws breach European human rights convention-ECHR

Bulgaria violates the European Convention of Human Rights when it comes to secret surveillance and retention and accessing of communication data, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday. In a case brought by two Bulgarian lawyers and two rights protection non-profit organisations in 2012, an ECHR chamber found that Bulgarian legislation did not […]

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Country: Bulgaria
Source: TRT , Reuters

2021

25

Dec

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Canada’s public health agency tracked 33 million mobile devices during lockdown

The Public Health Agency of Canada accessed location data from 33 million mobile devices to monitor people’s movement during lockdown, the agency revealed this week. Article content “Due to the urgency of the pandemic, (PHAC) collected and used mobility data, such as cell-tower location data, throughout the COVID-19 response,” a spokesperson told National Post. The […]

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Country: Canada
Source: AA , NationalPost

09

Sep

Germany acquires controversial Israeli spyware Pegasus

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has secretly bought the controversial Israeli spy software Pegasus to monitor suspects, a local media outlet reported on Tuesday. The BKA, a subordinate agency of the German Interior Ministry, finalized a contract with Israeli company NSO Group despite serious legal concerns, the weekly newspaper Die Zeit reported, citing security […]

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Country: Germany
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31

May

ABD Angela Merkel

Denmark helped US spy on Merkel and European allies, says report

The US National Security Agency (NSA) used a partnership with Denmark’s foreign intelligence unit to spy on senior officials of neighbouring countries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Danish state broadcaster DR said. The findings are the result of a 2015 internal investigation of the Danish Defence Intelligence Service into the NSA’s role in the partnership, […]

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Country: United States
Source: , France24

2020

22

Jul

German police can access Whatsapp messages whenever it wants, media reports

German security forces can access personal Whatsapp messages of any user even without installing spyware, several German media institutions reported. Deutsche Welle reported by citing articles in WDR and BR media outlets that Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) attains the information of suspects via “Whatsapp Web.” The police have reached contact lists, written and […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Hürriyet , DS

2018

12

Oct

German AfD proposes online portal for students to report teachers who criticize it

A far-right political party in Germany has proposed setting up online portals for students to report teachers who criticize it throughout the country, an idea that some have compared to practices used by the Nazis during World War II, Deutsche Welle reported. While the Alternative For Germany Party (AfD) has announced its plans to launch the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Newsweek , TRT Haber

13

Aug

Current AfD leader, too, in contact with Germany’s domestic intelligence chief

In addition to the former party leader Petry, current AfD leader Gauland has met with the Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). It was claimed in a recently published book, Inside AfD, by AfD dropout Franziska Schreiber that Maassen met with former AfD […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Welt