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Governments Turn to Commercial Spyware to Intimidate Dissidents

May 30, 2016

New York Times | May. 29, 2016

“There’s no sub­stan­tial reg­u­la­tion,” said Bill Mar­czak, a senior fel­low at the Cit­i­zen Lab at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Munk School of Glob­al Affairs, who has been track­ing the spread of spy­ware around the globe. “Any gov­ern­ment who wants spy­ware can buy it out­right or hire some­one to devel­op it for you. And when we see the poor­est coun­tries deploy­ing spy­ware, it’s clear mon­ey is no longer a bar­ri­er.” Read more.