Daily Archives: 2014-09-15

Police can’t assist in spyware enquiry

Earlier on Monday, The Online Citizen (TOC) published a report on the purchases of licences for spyware by Singapore company, PCS Security Pte Ltd. (See here: “Weaponised German surveillance malware” purchased by S’pore company: Wikileaks.) The purchase of the spyware, described by Wikileaks – which revealed the news – as “weaponised German surveillance malware” raised questions of its legality.  TOC wrote …

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“Weaponised German surveillance malware” purchased by S’pore company: Wikileaks

In a Wikileaks media release on 15 September, a Singapore company is named as one of several which have allegedly purchased “weaponised German surveillance malware” for use. The products are apparently provided by FinFisher, which Wikileaks described as a “company that produces and sells computer intrusion systems, software exploits and remote monitoring systems that are capable of intercepting communications and …

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The importance of depoliticised patriotism

By Benedict Chong Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong. ~ Ron Paul That human beings are social creatures is a fact long established in the fields of social theory and anthropology. It is only human to desire a sense of belonging, be part of a larger group, to identify with something, and where possible, …

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