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September 30 2013

How Your Smartphone Can Spy On What You Type - Slashdot

How Your Smartphone Can Spy On What You Type - Slashdot
http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/09/29/1825247/how-your-smartphone-can-spy-on-what-you-type

"We all do it — place our phones down on the desk next to the keyboard. This might not be such a good idea if you want to keep your work to yourself. A team of researchers from MIT and the Georgia Institute of Technology have provided proof of concept for logging keystrokes using nothing but the sensors inside a smartphone — an iPhone 4 to be precise as the iPhone 3GS wasn’t up to it. A pair of neural networks were trained to recognize which keys were being pressed just based on the (...)

#telephone #securite

August 15 2013

Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America ? - Gregory D. Johnsen - The Atlantic

Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America? - Gregory D. Johnsen - The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/09/did-an-8-year-old-spy-for-america/309429/?single_page=true

This wouldn’t have been the first time a Middle Eastern ally of the United States had used a child to spy on al-Qaeda. As Lawrence Wright recounts in his book The Looming Tower, in 1995, Egyptian intelligence agents lured two young boys into an apartment, drugged them, and then raped them. The agents photographed everything and used the photos as leverage to force the boys, who were sons of senior militants close to Ayman al-Zawahiri, to spy on al-Qaeda and try to kill the man who would go on to become Osama bin Laden’s deputy and eventually his successor. That plot failed when Zawahiri discovered what the boys were doing. A Sharia court convicted them, and Zawahiri had them both executed.

#valeurs

July 02 2013

Europe's spying businesses thrive amid surveillance uproar - FT.com

Europe's spying businesses thrive amid surveillance uproar - FT.com
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d1b47a24-e232-11e2-a7fa-00144feabdc0.html

Europe's politicians are outraged about alleged US monitoring of EU telephone and computer communications. But when it comes to building and exporting spy equipment, few are as capable as Europe.

That much was evident last month when the world's leading sellers of electronic surveillance technology gathered in Prague at the ISS World trade show.

Police and spy agency officials listened to closed-door presentations by a succession of European companies about their highly sophisticated internet and telephone communication interception wares.

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The US has by far the biggest national budget for surveillance technology but it tends to buy large bespoke surveillance systems from big US contractors. US tech start-ups often receive NSA/CIA funding and are therefore discouraged from selling overseas, says Jerry Lucas, organiser of the Prague trade show.

This means that more than 50 per cent of the almost $6bn a year market for off-the-shelf surveillance equipment – the kind favoured by nearly all governments except the US – is controlled by western European companies, according to Mr Lucas.

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... few European politicians appear to have recognised that the continent's prolific export of surveillance technology also poses a direct threat to the continent's security.

In fact, it was James Clapper, US director of national intelligence, who told the US Senate in March that foreign governments had begun using surveillance technologies originally marketed for “lawful interception” to target US systems.

Christopher Soghoian, a security and privacy researcher at the American Civil Liberties Union, concludes: “It seems strange to turn a blind eye to selling hacking technology when European governments are at the same time investing in cyber security defence.

“The government claims to be protecting civilians' data and domestic businesses from foreign attack. But at the exact same time this industry is in direct conflict with that goal.”

#mensonges #hypocrisie #argent

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