Chasing digital badness. Sr. Researcher @citizenlab @UofT @munkschool. Fmr.Ed. @SecPlanner. Once-upon-a-time neuropharmacology. Tweets mine.

Joined January 2011
NEW REPORT: mandatory app for #Beijing2022 is a security & privacy nightmare. Also has a function to allow attendees to snitch on each other for political transgressions. So bad that it may violate app store policies. The @citizenlab report: citizenlab.ca/2022/01/cross-…
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Big-spend anti-privacy campaign in the UK. Yet the tweets are getting pitiable levels of engagement. Conclusion: artificial & out of touch.
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MAJOR: NSO's #Pegasus spyware used for warrantless spying on Israelis, including activists & leaders of protests against then-PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Story: @tomer_ganon calcalistech.com/ctech/artic…
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2/ The #Pegasus warrantless surveillance scandal in Israel will shock many. For years, Israelis were led to believe that Pegasus couldn't be used against them.
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3/ There were no warrants & the role of #Pegasus was often hidden within investigations. I have worked on Pegasus for 6 years. Let me tell you, this is depressingly familiar. Give authorities secret, unaccountable hacking powers, and abuse is only a matter of time.
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NEW: Oregon's public pension fund blessed acquisition of spyware company NSO Group & knew about human rights abuses. Bad look. Oregon officials now say they are "deeply disturbed" by widespread abuses. By @skirchy theguardian.com/world/2022/j…
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#Pegasus spyware is "...designed to support human rights..." Wow. @pillsburylaw unlocking new levels of doublethink on behalf of NSO. *Source: efile.fara.gov/docs/5198-Inf…
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Transparency: original tweet had a broken link, so I deleted and re-posted.
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NEW: women human rights campaigners @ealsaegh & Hala Ahed Deeb hacked with #Pegasus in 🇧🇭 Bahrain, 🇯🇴 Jordan. This privacy violation of women activists in Middle East is particularly egregious given threats they face. Report: @FrontLineHRD & @accessnow. accessnow.org/women-human-ri…
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Me & @billmarczak gave 2h of testimony today to the Polish Senate's special committee to investigate #Pegasus cases. Revealed a new finding: data was exfiltrated by Pegasus from Senator @KrzysztofBrejza's phone around key periods of 2019 parliamentary elections.
💬Pegasus zapewnia całkowity, nieograniczony dostęp do świata i życia jakiegoś człowieka - John Scott-Railton, starszy analityk, Citizen Lab, Uniwersytet w Toronto.
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John Scott-Railton retweeted
Next week, the @citizenlab's @jsrailton and @billmarczak will be testifying before the Polish Senate about investigation into Pegasus hacking of opposition figures. Details 👇
ℹ️17 stycznia o godz. 14:00 w Senacie odbędzie się posiedzenie Komisji Nadzwyczajnej ds. wyjaśnienia przypadków nielegalnej inwigilacji, ich wpływu na proces wyborczy w Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej oraz reformy służb specjalnych.
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About 1 sip separates the extremes.
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Morning coffee = daily Yerkes-Dodson Law experiments. Image: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1764…
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#Bitcoin folks turning on Bukele after #Pegasus hacking & stepping back from the #ElSalvador 🇸🇻 #cryptocurrecy experiment. By: @davidzmorris nasdaq.com/articles/nayib-bu…
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Excellent #OathKeepers explainer thread by the brilliant @kathleen_belew .👇👇
Many of you have questions about the #OathKeepers in light of the #Sedition charges filed against group members today. Here's a quick overview: (Thread) (1)
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NSO's new slogan is weapons-grade creepy. Via @pillsburylaw FARA filing. efile.fara.gov/docs/5198-Inf… #Pegasus
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ABOUT TIME: #OathKeepers leader Elmer Stewart Rhodes arrested, charged with conspiracy. Glad see that the NYT also remembered that the Yale-trained lawyer...ignored his lawyer & sat down with the FBI. @alanfeuer & @adamgoldmanNYT nytimes.com/2022/01/13/us/po…
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We're being rage farmed. I had a good chat with @MollyJongFast, who wrote about it. Consider reading👇👇
I wrote about rage farming in my newsletter “Wait, what” in ⁦@TheAtlanticnewsletters.theatlantic.com/…
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11/ Props & thanks to our collaborators & my @citizenlab coauthors. And the many orgs who consented to share forensic artifacts with us.
Replying to @RonDeibert
Assistance from @FrontLineHRD, @socialtic & @fundacionacceso. @AmnestyTech with peer review; confirms our forensic findings Our report is authored by @jsrailton @billmarczak @pnigroh @insyria, @nouraaljizawi @SalSolimano and me. #PROJECTTOROGOZ
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