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20 stories about Shin Bet
מצלמות אבטחה באר שבע 2022

Amid security concerns, IDF wants access to stationary cameras

07.11.23|Omer Kabir
Last month, emergency regulations were approved authorizing the IDF and the Shin Bet to penetrate the computers used to operate stationary cameras; Now the Ministry of Defense requests to extend those powers by at least six months
רונן בר ראש השב"כ

Israel Security Agency admits to using generative AI to thwart threats

According to the head of the Shin Bet - the Israeli counterpart of the U.S. FBI or Britain's MI5 - the agency has created its own generative AI platform, akin to ChatGPT or Bard
ועידת טוקיו 2023 האלוף במיל׳ עמיקם נורקין מפקד חיל האוויר לשעבר ו נדב ארגמן ראש השבכ לשעבר

“The army is the engine of the startup nation”

30.05.23|Sophie Shulman
The former head of the Shin Bet Nadav Argaman and the former commander of the Israel Air Force Amikam Norkin expressed concerns during the Israel-Japan Conference about the availability of cheap technologies that could fall into the hands of hostile actors
דדי ברנע ראש המוסד

Mossad and Shin Bet eyeing employees from struggling Israeli high-tech sector

11.05.23|Yuval Sade
Security agencies are trying to get legislation passed that will help them offer contracts that can compete with the private sector
הטילים שנמצאו

Report: Israeli defense industry executives among 20 detained for illegal trade in suicide drones

The suspects had received instructions from entities related to an Asian country, not considered hostile by Israel, Ynet News reports
פייזר חיסונים קורונה

Survey finds majority of Israelis aren’t worried about sharing vaccine data with drug companies

While Israelis overwhelmingly disagree with sharing their medical data with state security agencies, they are willing to do so with drugmakers in exchange for Covid-19 vaccines
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Head of the Privacy Protection Authority: Israeli Security Agency’s Activities harm our privacy

15.10.20|Amir Kurtz
Dr. Shlomit Wagman-Ratner, Head of the Anti-Money Laundering Authority and acting-head of the Privacy Protection Authority says that cybercrimes have almost doubled since the outbreak of the coronavirus
שנה טובה ראש השנה תפוח ודבש

The algorithm behind the Jewish High Holidays is more transparent than Israel’s Covid-19 fighting tech

18.09.20|Dov Greenbaum
While the heavenly judgment in Jewish faith can be appealed through charity, prayer, and repentance, the process of appealing an order to go into quarantine from Israel’s Shin Bet is far less friendly
מימין דרור מור יואב פולי מרדכי ו פיני מידן שני

Desert Storm: Former Israeli defense officials' Persian Gulf entanglement

17.09.20|Tomer Gonen and Hagar Ravet
Court filings in a business dispute expose attempts to sell unauthorized cyber tools to a country Israel has no official ties with
מוסף שבועי 20.8.20 אבנר פז צוק stream

Former IDF cyber chief warns of red-lines being crossed and the erosion of Israel’s democracy

21.08.20|Sophie Shulman
Avenr Paz Tzuk talks to Calcalist about the ethics of surveillance, his faith in education and his fear of a military brain drain
בדיקת קורונה אור יהודה 22.7.20

Israel’s Covid-19 proximity detection app rolls out, with much criticism

29.07.20|Omer Kabir
Experts highlight problems in the app’s security, code, privacy protection and methodology
סיסמוגרף רעידת אדמה רעש אדמה

The shockwaves of the EU Court’s ruling on privacy standards may topple Israel’s tech sector

19.07.20|Omer Kabir
Private data is the lifeblood of Israeli startups, the government’s failure to respect individual privacy is proving to be dangerous
מליאת הכנסת קורונה

Israeli parliament votes to relaunch phone surveillance program as Covid-19 resurges

01.07.20|Omer Kabir
Lawmakers voted 53 to 38 in favor of bill permitting cellular tracking of phones as the number of infected breaks daily record
ריגול ממשלתי ניטור המוני פרטיות מצלמות מעקב 1

Big Brother is back to tracking citizens because Netanyahu fell asleep on the job

25.06.20|Omer Kabir
What started as an extreme emergency measure is turning into the norm because the authorities failed to come up with alternatives
טלפון סלולרי תוכנת ריגול מובייל משפטיפ

Which Israeli deep tech startup raised almost $40 million and why are Israelis having their phones tracked?

CTech Daily Roundup: Israel-based deep tech startup SQream raises $39.4 million in B+ funding
מימין ראש השב"כ נדב ארגמן וראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו

Israel Security Agency to resume mobile phone tracking to monitor Covid-19 patients

24.06.20|Moran Azulay, Ynet
New bill stipulates that the government will only be allowed to request assistance from the Shin Bet when there is an "immediate and substantial" need
חברת אופורה Opora מימין שי גבאי נועם יולס אראל מרגלית יוליה קגן ו יובל דיסקין

Cybersecurity startup headed by former Shin Bet boss raises $7 million

11.06.20|Meir Orbach
Opora’s software detects potential cyberattacks targeting the organization well before they occur
נדב ארגמן ראש השב"כ 2018

Israel to cease using mobile phone tracking to monitor Covid-19 patients

08.06.20| Zvi Zrahiya
Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman says his organization was uncomfortable with the task of tracing innocent civilians
ח"כ יועז הנדל לשעבר ממפלגת כחול לבן

Israeli government gets another 48 hours to submit bill regulating spying on Covid-19 patients

08.06.20|Zvi Zrahiya
According to the Israeli Ministry of Health, security agency Shin Bet was only approached to track one patient in recent weeks