A week in security (July 26 – August 1)

A roundup of the previous week’s breaking information security news and happenings, dated July 26 through August 1.

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Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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Mass surveillance alone will not save us from coronavirus

As governments roll out enormous data collection programs to limit coronavirus, we should remember that mass surveillance alone will not save us.

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Stalkerware’s legal enforcement problem

Those who install stalkerware with the intent to monitor, control, harass, or otherwise abuse their victims typically get away with it, avoiding legal penalty even if there’s plenty of evidence to suggest their guilt.

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