Undercover investigation confirms spyware companies are super shady


Investigative reporters with Al Jazeera went undercover to buy spyware from three different companies on behalf of the governments of Iran and South Sudan — and it was way easier than it should have been. In case you didn’t know — I sure didn’t — it’s against global sanctions to sell surveillance tools to countries with a history of human rights violations. After all, you’d basically be handing them a weapon to use against their citizens. But, just by asking the right questions, Al Jazeera‘s people were able to buy millions of dollars worth of spyware from three companies — two…

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