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Amid Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia, lawsuit reveals extent of TPLF regime’s infringement of US citizen’s right to privacy,         saysThe Washington Post

26 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jack Gillum, The Washington Post

Documents are photographed in Washington, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in a unique lawsuit challenging whether Ethiopia can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. in Washington, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The federal case alleges Ethiopian government agents gobbled up months of a Maryland man’s Skype calls and his family’s Internet activities. But the man, known in court filings as Kidane, born in Ethiopia and now an U.S. citizen, isn’t wanted for a crime _ but instead helps out a political opposition group outlawed in his home country. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press– via The Washington Post)

Documents are photographed in Washington, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in a unique lawsuit challenging whether Ethiopia can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. in Washington, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The federal case alleges Ethiopian government agents gobbled up months of a Maryland man’s Skype calls and his family’s Internet activities. But the man, known in court filings as Kidane, born in Ethiopia and now an U.S. citizen, isn’t wanted for a crime _ but instead helps out a political opposition group outlawed in his home country. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press– via The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.
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The Switch:                                     What it took for Ethiopia to lose access to hacking tools it used against journalists in the U.S

13 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Andrea Peterson*, The Washington Post

(Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Now we know what it takes to get your hacking tools taken away if you’re a repressive government.
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Hacking Team blames TPLF INSA’s ‘reckless, clumsy usage of our solution caused us damage’

8 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Cora currier and MOrgan Marquis-Boire, The//Intercept

Documents obtained by hackers from the Italian spyware manufacturer Hacking Team confirm that the company sells its powerful surveillance technology to countries with dubious human rights records.
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A Hacker Hacked: Enemey of human rights & the Internet – Italian cyberespionage company targeted

6 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Eyder Peralta, NPR

A controversial cyber espionage company called Hacking Team is reeling this morning after hackers gave it a taste of its own medicine by breaking into its systems, downloading hundreds of gigabytes of data and throwing it all on the open Internet.
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