Egypt Targets American-Egyptian Activist With Cyber Spies

Officials in Cairo have yet to speak publicly about the barrage of malicious messages, also known as phishing emails, sent to civil society figures in recent months.

Egyptian activist Samira Ibrahim, left, and Mona Eltahawy, a prominent Egyptian-born U.S. columnist, center, march in downtown Cairo, Egypt to mark International Women's Day Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP/Maya Alleruzzo)

PARIS (REPORT) — American-Egyptian author Mona Eltahawy is one of many activists and human rights advocates targeted in a sweeping cyberespionage campaign blamed on Egypt's government, The Associated Press has found. A booby-trapped email sent to Eltahawy and examined by the AP shows that she was targeted by the same password-stealing technique

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Snowden, Google, WhatsApp Join Apple In Opposing FBI In Fight For Privacy

Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden – who exposed mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency and the UK’s GCHQ – has joined Google and WhatsApp in backing Apple’s challenge to the FBI wanting to unblock an iPhone belonging to a terrorist.

Edward Snowden

Snowden had initially taunted Google in a tweet over the issue, by retweeting: However, within hours, Google had responded to the Apple-FBI case. The argument arose following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, on December 2, 2015, in which 14 people were killed and 22 were

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