Human Rights

20 stories about Human Rights
Eyal Goldman

Protecting human rights? A post won’t do

02.01.23|Eyal Goldman
"If the local tech ecosystem wants to safeguard human rights in Israel, its tech leaders should articulate a clear policy in case the government tables or passes discriminating legislation," writes Eyal Goldman
אן קתרין רידל יו"ר Association for Liberal Internet Policy כנס ערכים בהייטק

Startups in search of values should “look at human rights” for a framework

01.12.21|James Spiro
Speaking at Calcalist’s ‘Values and Innovation’ conference, Ann Cathrin Riedel advises companies on how to base their ideological practices
בניין ו משרדי ורינט verint רחוב משכית 33 הרצליה

Verint Systems supplied South Sudan with surveillance technology says Amnesty

02.02.21|Omer Kabir
Amnesty International obtained documents that prove that between March 2015 and February 2017, the South Sudanese government paid the company $762,000 for surveillance equipment that was used to illegally wiretap citizens’ phones
קורונה ברלין גרמניה שוטרים אוכפים את הסגר ערב  השנה החדשה 2021

Tech Trends: Five reasons why 2021 will be as least as bad as 2020

02.01.21|Omer Kabir
Tech companies will grow stronger, computer systems will continue to leak private data, and elections are still at risk of manipulation
מימין ביל מרזק סיטיזן לאב ומייסד סירקלס טל דיליאן

Report reveals which countries are using Circles Technologies’ invasive spyware

01.12.20|Omer Kabir
Canada’s The Citizen Lab detected the Israeli-founded and NSO linked company’s fingerprints in use by a wide range of rights-violating regimes
הפגנה מחאה הונג קונג 1

Rights activist petition court to block Cellebrite export of spy tools to Hong Kong

02.09.20|Hagar Ravet
The petitioners claim that Cellebrite's technology is being used to violate human rights due to the political unrest in the former British colony
מטה NSO הרצליה סייבר 1

Amnesty report claims NSO’s Pegasus was used to spy on a Moroccan journalist

22.06.20|Omer Kabir
The human rights group conducted a forensic examination of Omar Radi’s phone and found digital fingerprints of the Israeli cyber company
עומסים כבדים התחנה המרכזית ב ירושלים קורונה

Emergency Over? Israel Wants to Extend Phone Tracking Program that Monitors Covid-19’s Spread

21.05.20|Omer Kabir
“The health ministry and the state have become enamored with the ISA’s surveillance,” says leading privacy lawyer
מימין מתן גוטמן אלי מרזל CRT

Former Israeli Watchdogs Launch Startup to Monitor Human Rights Violations in Tech

20.05.20|Sophie Shulman
CRT has formulated an ethical code and methodology through which technologies are examined to make sure they adhere to international human rights and privacy guidelines and prevent misuse
יחידת 8200 ב גלילות

High Profile Spy Companies Are Damaging Israel’s Image

20.11.19|Omer Kabir
Israel’s tech ecosystem is world-renowned for its innovation, but companies like NSO, Black Cube, and AnyVision are casting a sinister shadow over it
NSO  עמרי לביא

NSO Spyware Used to Target Moroccan Human Rights Activists, Says Amnesty

10.10.19|Omer Kabir
According to Amnesty’s report, the two activists received SMS messages with malicious links that would have installed NSO’s Pegasus spyware on their devices if clicked. Both previously faced harassment from the Moroccan regime over their activism
מימין שלו חוליו ו עמרי לביא  מייסדי NSO

NSO Commits to U.N. Human Rights Principles

10.09.19|Hagar Ravet
The Israeli cyber surveillance company, which has been previously linked with the alleged persecution of journalists and social activists, published on Tuesday a human rights policy to which it said clients would be required to adhere
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NSO’s Spyware Used to Tap Phones via WhatsApp Voice Calls, Report Says

WhatsApp said a vulnerability in its app enabled attackers to infect devices with the Israeli company's spyware, according to a Monday Financial Times report
משרדי NSO ב הרצליה

Amnesty International Takes Legal Action Against Israeli Surveillance Company NSO

13.05.19|Hagar Ravet
Members of the human rights organization filed a petition with Tel Aviv district court, asking for NSO’s export license to be rescinded after its malware was allegedly used to spy on an Amnesty staff member
ריאד סעודיה ערב הסעודית

Amnesty International Says Israeli Developed Spyware Was Used to Target a Saudi Rights Activist

01.08.18|Lilach Baumer
The spyware developed by NSO Group has been allegedly used in the past to target human rights activists and opposition in the UAE and Mexico
הפגנה וצעדת מחאה של קהילת הלהט״ב בעקבות חוק הפונדקאות 3

As LGBT Protest Sweeps Israel, Business Sector Rallies in Support

19.07.18|Lilach Baumer
On Wednesday, Israeli parliament approved a new surrogacy law that fails to extend the right to use surrogate mothers to the country’s gay population
משרדי NSO ב הרצליה

Former Employee of Israeli Surveillance Company Indicted for Attempt to Sell Spyware for $50 Million on Darknet

05.07.18|Tomer Ganon and Hagar Ravet
A former employee of NSO Group is accused of stealing the code of the company’s spyware, which can be used to intercept mobile phone calls and remotely control devices
מימין שלו חוליו ו עמרי לביא  מייסדי NSO

Citizen Lab Calls on Francisco Partners to Address Impact of Surveillance Products

31.05.18|Lilach Baumer
Nasdaq-listed business intelligence company Verint is negotiating a $1 billion merger with NSO, an Israeli cyber surveillance company controlled by the private equity firm
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Cyber Surveillance Firm Founder Defends Company’s Practices

25.12.17|Asaf Shalev
Co-founder of NSO Group whose products were tied to government spying on journalists and dissidents defended the company’s ethical standards in a rare interview
אתיופיה אורומו הפגנות Ethiopia Oromo Protests

Ethiopia Used Israeli-made Surveillance Technology to Spy on Journalists, Dissidents

06.12.17|Omer Kabir
A new report details how Ethiopia targeted advocates of the Oromo ethnic group across 20 countries infecting their computers with spyware