how should the international community constrain the private #spyware industry? @MarietjeSchaake & i offer some ideas, a framework for global regulation.…
few people have been tracking the global spyware problem as long as @MarietjeSchaake. see this from 2011!…
for a longer study of the industry and tools to address it, see my report to the UN in 2019, dealing with export reg, legal change, the vulnerabilities market, more.
also this from me in @guardian in 2019…

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18 Jul
story after story today expose the abuse of spyware technology developed & sold by #NSOGroup, authorized for transfer by #Israel. read, e.g., @skirchy here:…
and this key @jsrailton explainer/thread/compilation here
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😲 #Israel not only "authorized" but "encouraged" NSO Group & others to sell spyware to #SaudiArabia *even after MBS' murder of #JamalKhasshogi, acc to @ronenbergman & @MarkMazzettiNYT.…
the reporting underscores the opacity of these firms & Israel's licensing procedures. remember, whatever NSO and others say they are doing, it is not subject to any independent oversight. none. zilch.
while the reporting is illuminating, this deeply problematic industry's malfeasance has long been known. consultants hired by NSO must have done some due diligence & yet bafflingly they proceeded.
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i would treat trump's tweets right now not as disinformation designed to influence the media's count-the-votes reporting - too late for that - but to incite his supporters (to violence? to the streets? to find ways to end vote counting?) and, as always, to salve his wounded ego.
in that sense, particularly the incitement part, it is imperative for the platforms to be on top of this QUICKLY and continue to consider tougher measures than mere labeling.
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god bless the memory of the great and brilliant Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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this is really NOT the way any of us should have to start 5781
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