Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents.
Amnesty said many governments used sophisticated spying tools that could grab images from webcams or listen via microphones to monitor people. It wants to see more regulation of the spying software used by governments.
Four separate rights groups – Amnesty International, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Privacy International and Digitale Gesellschaft – have worked together to create the spyware spotter, which is available free of charge.
You can read more at http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30115679.
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