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Egypt used Google Play in spy campaign targeting its own citizens, researchers say

Enlarge / Indexy was removed from Google Play after Check Point researchers discovered it was being used in a campaign to spy on Egyptian citizens. Check Point Technologies Hackers with likely ties to Egypt’s government used Google’s official Play Store to distribute spyware in a campaign that targeted journalists, lawyers, and opposition politicians in that …

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Apple reportedly pulls app that warns Hong Kong citizens about police activity

Apple has reportedly pulled an app that allows people in Hong Kong to keep track of protests and police activity in the city state from its App Store. The app, called HKmap.live, is a Waze-like live map of the anti-extradition law amendment bill (ELAB) demonstrations that have gripped the autonomous region since June, keeping people …

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Citizens Advice warns Three it’s time to stop ‘ripping off’ its customers

It’s just Three money for old rope UPSTART MOBILE network Three has been hauled across the coals by Citizens Advice for “ripping off” customers. The Hutchison-owned operation is the only one of the four big names not to sign up to an agreement that would see customers’ bills reduced after they have paid off the …

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Using Apps like Digilocker or mParivahan can the driving citizens to some extent

Getting penalized for every petty crime or too frequently isn’t desired among the citizens. While in India, though the Government pushes everyone to use public transportation, the heights of population and uncomfortability in traveling with mass makes most of the citizens to use their vehicle. And in an attempt to reduce road accidents and to …

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Governments Shut Down the Internet to Stifle Critics. Citizens Pay the Price.

HARARE, Zimbabwe — When Zimbabwe turned off the internet during a recent crackdown, Obert Masaraure, a prominent government critic, had no way of knowing when it was safe to emerge from hiding. He waited one day, then another. On the third day he broke cover, hoping that a wave of arrests had come to an …

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Do Citizens Have A Right To See The Algorithms Used By Publicly-Funded Software?

from the public-money-means-public-code dept In 2009, the Spanish government brought in a law requiring electricity bill subsidies for some five million poor households in the country. The so-called Bono Social de Electricidad, or BOSCO, was not popular with energy companies, which fought against it in the courts. Following a 2016 ruling, the Spanish authorities introduced …

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