Investigation Finds Spyware Companies Broke International Law
Following a four-month undercover investigation, Al Jazeera is reporting that spyware companies are willing to sell their online tracking technology to unknown users and countries known for human rights abuses. These sales violate international law.
Two Italian companies and one Chinese company reportedly boasted that they could get around the various regulations that prevent trafficking in spyware. The reporter was able to negotiate multi-million dollar deals with the firms despite the fact that he was posing as a buyer representing the South Sudanese and Iranian governments.