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Ethiopia: Attending Internet Security Training May Amount to Terrorism

arrest of bloggers and journalists for applying internet security
PARANOIA. The arrest of bloggers and journalists for the simple reason of attending or applying to attend for Internet security training undermine right to privacy

By Sarah Myers West,

THE simple act of taking steps to protect oneself online is enough to send a journalist to jail, according to charges issued by Ethiopian prosecutors in several cases to be heard this week. An Ethiopian court will soon hand down verdicts in a number of cases where criminal charges could be assessed for attending or applying to attend Internet security training. Continue reading Ethiopia: Attending Internet Security Training May Amount to Terrorism

Hacking Team Admits Selling Spying Software to Ethiopia

SHAMFUL. After being exposed of spying its own citizens using a private technology, a first-of-its kind lawsuit resumes in a U.S. District Court against the Ethiopian regime for deploying surveillance malware against American citizens on an American soil, disregarding the law of the land.

By ESAT News,

EVEN though the Ethiopian government have long denied the allegation that it has been using Remote Control System (RCS) to spy on journalists and citizens, senior officials of Hacking Team have admitted on Monday that the company has indeed sold its hacking software to Ethiopia. Continue reading Hacking Team Admits Selling Spying Software to Ethiopia

Why is World’s Leading Foreign Aid Recipient Spending Millions on Internet Hacking?

Evil governments, like the Ethiopian dictatorship, liked spying on their citizens. Now we know where they buy their tools — from a tiny Italian company in Milan. It’s called Hacking Team and the world knows about it, because Hacking Team has been hacked.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD)

LAST week, a large trove of emails was released showing how the Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team sold surveillance technology to governments around the world. The technology allows governments to infect smartphones and computers with malware to covertly record conversations and steal data. Amongst the numerous governments implicated was Ethiopia, with the leaked information showing that the government targeted Ethiopian journalists based in the United States. The Ethiopian regime possesses a deplorable record on freedom of the press, and the Ethiopian diaspora is vital in presenting coverage of the country’s domestic situation. Continue reading Why is World’s Leading Foreign Aid Recipient Spending Millions on Internet Hacking?

Ethiopia Paid US$ 1 Million to Hacking Team to Spy on Citizens

The Ethiopian regime have caused a hacking firm enough damage out of “their reckless and clumsy usage” of the spy tool, according to e-mails and documents released online this week from an Italian company “Hacking Team” that it was hacked. The document shows the regime paid a hefty one million dollar for the provision of spying services and communication equipment to enable the regime to target specific groups and spy on its citizens. (Photo: Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

By ESAT,

AN INVOICE that was made public on the Internet by hackers depicted that the Ethiopian government paid US $ 1 million to an Italian company, Hacking Team, for its provision of professional services and communication equipment to target specific groups and spy on citizens. Continue reading Ethiopia Paid US$ 1 Million to Hacking Team to Spy on Citizens