Report on New Online Surveillance Tools Used by Governments

December 15, 2020

Citizen Lab’s latest report, “Running in Circles: Uncovering the Clients of Cyberespionage Firm Circles,” has identified Circles, a cyber surveillance firm, as the source of many tools used by governments to hack into the computer and mobile phone systems of human rights and civil society organizations and spy on them. The article recommends a few specific steps that citizens can use to protect themselves against these new hacking tools, including using a security key instead of a two-step authentication login protocol.

Learn more about the latest online surveillance tools by reading Citizen Lab’s full report here.