Tag Archives: Surveillance

Ethiopia Targeted Dissidents, Journalists With International Spyware Attacks 

Ethiopian government has targeted dissidents and journalists using Israeli spyware
The Ethiopian regime used Israel-made surveillance spyware software technology to track journalists and activists in two dozen countries. A Citizen Lab map showing countries with Ethiopian Cyberbit spyware targets.

BY SALEM SOLOMON | VOA NEWS

Since 2016, the Ethiopian government has targeted dissidents and journalists in nearly two dozen countries with spyware provided by an Israeli software company, according to a new report from Citizen Lab, a research and development group at the University of Toronto. Continue reading Ethiopia Targeted Dissidents, Journalists With International Spyware Attacks 

How U.S. Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes — the Ethiopia Case

High time for the US administration and Congress to reckon with the human rights abuses of the Ethiopian government, and how the sharing of national security technologies is enabling the regime.

Corporations—human rights—surveillance: The sharing of national security technologies could make U.S. complicit in the war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by its security partner – the Ethiopian regime. (Photo: azatvaleev/Getty Images)

BY FELIX HORNE | JUST SECURITY

Recent stories from Edward Snowden’s disclosures show how the US government’s involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry out surveillance on their own citizens.

In the case of Ethiopia, such surveillance powers can play a significant role in a government’s criminalization of dissent and politically motivated detentions. The United States is not alone in its assistance. Ethiopia has also used hacking technologies obtained from abroad to spy on diaspora living in the United States. Continue reading How U.S. Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes — the Ethiopia Case