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Radio Popolare
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04-Mar-2014
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Privacy International, one of the most respected and important organisations in the world that defend the right to privacy, wrote two letters including to the Minister and to President of Lombardy asking Roberto Maroni as to why they are financing Hacking Team.

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SC Magazine
Publication date: 
03-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Doug Drinkwater
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The Don't Spy On Us Campaign, a coalition between UK and international civil liberties groups – including Privacy International and Big Brother Watched, welcomed the talk.

“The Don't Spy on Us campaign welcomes the speech by Labour's Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper and her calls for reform of the oversight and legal frameworks for surveillance," the group wrote on its website. "She is right to contrast the strength of the political debate in the US with the very muted reaction here in the UK, even though GCHQ has engaged in the very same mass population surveillance as the NSA.

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Wired Italy
Publication date: 
03-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Carola Frediani
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Hacking Team ancora nel mirino degli attivisti per i diritti digitali. A pochi giorni di distanza dal rapporto di Citizen Lab (dato in anteprima su Wired.it) che mappava l’infrastruttura nascosta di server governativi che utilizzerebbero il software dell’azienda milanese per intercettare tutte le comunicazioni dei loro target, arriva ora una campagna lanciata da Privacy International. Quest’ultima è una nota Ong internazionale, con sede in Gran Bretagna, da tempo impegnata a difendere la privacy dei cittadini dall’ingerenza di Stati e dall’industria globale della sorveglianza (di alcune aziende italiane del settore abbiamo scritto qui).

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L'Espresso
Publication date: 
03-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Stefania Maurizi
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Ora, però, a muoversi è una delle più importanti e rispettate organizzazioni del mondo per la difesa della privacy. Si chiama “Privacy International” (PI), appunto, e ha sede a Londra. PI ha appena inviato una lettera al ministro Federica Guidi, a capo dello Sviluppo economico del governo Renzi, e al presidente della regione Lombardia, Roberto Maroni, per chiedere spiegazioni sull'azienda milanese (la lettera è disponibile qui).

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Zeit Online
Publication date: 
02-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Jennifer Stange
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Laut Privacy International ist Deutschland nach den USA und Großbritannien der drittgrößte Exporteur dieser Technologie weltweit. Neben Asien wächst vor allem in den arabischen Staaten die Nachfrage.

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BBC World Service
Publication date: 
28-Feb-2014
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Gus Hosein and Anna Crowe speak with BBC World Service on the past, and future, of privacy.

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Vice Motherboard
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27-Feb-2014
Author(s): 
Joseph Cox
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When it comes to new technologies such as facial recognition, there really are no meaningful protections in place. Carly Nyst from Privacy International agrees: “Without clear and strict regulation of the use of facial recognition and fingerprint technology, it is very difficult to ensure that individuals' privacy will be protected,” she told me.

Nyst was also worried about “mission creep,” where we could see “the use of such technologies away from serious crime detection, and instead towards basic policing (using it to track down traffic rules violators, for example); use by local authorities (for parking tickets and other fines); and even use by taxation authorities to identify evaders.”

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The Guardian
Publication date: 
27-Feb-2014
Author(s): 
Matthew Taylor
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Carly Nyst, Privacy International's legal director, said the revelation underlined the importance of democratic societies being able to limit the activities of intelligence agencies.

"Today we've found out that the way we now use technology to stay in touch with friends, family and loved ones means many of our most private thoughts and experiences are available for viewing by GCHQ. How can collecting and storing these intimate moments possibly help protect national security?

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In the media
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Vice Motherboard
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24-Feb-2014
Author(s): 
Max Cherney
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“Conveniently for these companies,” said Edin Omanovic, a research officer with Privacy International, “the fact that they sell to government agencies who demand non-disclosure means that they can continue to operate under a shroud of secrecy away from public scrutiny and any form of real accountability.”

In the media
Publisher: 
Mashable
Publication date: 
24-Feb-2014
Author(s): 
Lorezeno Franceschi-Bicchierai
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Despite both companies denying a special relationship with each other, some including Eric King, head of research at advocacy group Privacy International, are skeptical of their claims.

King, who has investigated companies like Hacking Team, FinFisher and Vupen for years as part of his organization's Big Brother Inc. project, said he remembered attending two surveillance trade shows three years ago. During the conferences, Hacking Team's sales representatives referred to Vupen as a company that sold exploits that would work well with Hacking Team's products, he told Mashable. However, King emphasized that he isn't suggesting there are formal agreements between the companies.

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