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Technology 22-06-2022

EU Parliament’s Pegasus committee fires against NSO Group

The inquiry committee to investigate the use of the Pegasus spyware questioned a representative of the Israeli company behind the technology, the NSO Group, with questions but still many remain unanswered.
Cybersecurity 14-06-2022

Big Tech points finger to governments for driving surveillance technology demand

Google, Meta and Microsoft presented a united front to lawmakers on Tuesday (14 June), when they called on governments to stop investing in surveillance companies and curb the growing use of sophisticated software like Pegasus.
Technology 03-06-2022

Tech Brief: AI Act amendments, Germany’s data retention, standardisation politics

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It’s really tricky, if you find an agreement with the shadows you need to be sure that it is...
Technology 06-05-2022

Tech Brief: connectivity’s contribution, Apple Pay probe, AI fines

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The rules in place for twenty years are running out of steam and operators no longer have...
Technology 04-05-2022

Pegasus: MEPs lash out at EU Commission for inaction

EU lawmakers revisited on Wednesday (4 May) new revelations of spying on European officials by the Pegasus software, criticising the lack of action by the European Commission, which prefers to leave the affair to the member states to handle.

EU urged to step up curbs on foreign spyware

The EU has been urged to step up its actions to prevent politicians, journalists, and activists from being hacked by foreign spyware following new revelations of politicians targeted by the controversial Pegasus software.
Technology 11-04-2022

Senior EU officials were targeted with Israeli spyware – sources

Senior officials at the European Commission were targeted last year with spy software designed by an Israeli surveillance firm, according to two EU officials and documentation reviewed by Reuters.
Technology 03-03-2022

EU Parliament to launch investigative committee on Pegasus spyware

The launch of a committee to investigate the use of Pegasus spyware within the EU has been agreed to and is expected to be approved for action by the Parliament next week.
Data protection 19-08-2021

Pressure ramps up on Apple to back out from its ‘surveillance’ plan

An open letter signed by more than 90 civil society organisations on Thursday (19 August) urged Apple to abandon its recently announced plan to introduce scanning features to detect child sexual abuse material.
Cybersecurity 28-07-2021

Pegasus shows no backdoor will be used only by good guys, Proton CEO say

Commenting on a recent cyber-surveillance scandal, a tech leader said encryption has made mass operations impossible and its integrity should be maintained at all costs, but he also pointed to Big Tech’s data collection practices as a major source of privacy vulnerabilities.
Cybersecurity 22-07-2021

France launches investigation into Pegasus spying allegations

The French government spokesman announced this morning (July 22) that "investigations have been launched" after the revelations of "Project Pegasus" which claim that one of Emmanuel Macron's phone numbers was spied on by Morocco.