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Activists’ phones targeted by one of the world’s most advanced spyware apps

Mobile phones of two prominent human rights activists were repeatedly targeted with Pegasus, the highly advanced spyware made by Israel-based NSO, researchers from Amnesty International reported this week. The Moroccan human rights defenders received SMS text messages containing links to malicious sites. If clicked, the sites would attempt to install Pegasus, which as reported here …

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Apple removed Hong Kong mapping app that lets activists track police

People queue to try out the new iPhone 11 Pro smartphone at an Apple store in Hong Kong on September 20, 2019. (AFP) Apple has removed from its online store a smartphone app that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements after an official Chinese newspaper accused the company of facilitating illegal behaviour. The …

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Greenpeace activists suspend themselves from Houston’s Fred Hartman Bridge to protest fossil fuel

Several environmental activists suspended themselves from the Fred Hartman Bridge in Houston Thursday morning to protest the use of fossil fuels and challenge Democratic presidential candidates preparing for the debate to hold the industry accountable. Greenpeace USA, a non-governmental environmental organization, said in a tweet that they were demonstrating at the bridge to “confront” President …

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Documents Reveal Monsanto Surveilled Journalists, Activists & Even Musician Neil Young

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: “Monsanto Years” by Neil Young and Promise of the Real. This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. An explosive new report shows documents — in an explosive new report, documents reviewed by The Guardian reveal that the U.S. agribusiness giant …

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Monsanto Surveilled Journalists, Activists and Even Musician Neil Young

Explosive new documents reveal the U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto ran a “fusion center” to surveil and discredit journalists and activists who criticized or wrote damning reports about Monsanto, as well as legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young, who released an album in 2015 called “The Monsanto Years.” Monsanto monitored Young’s Twitter activity and even analyzed the lyrics …

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