Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro )

Avi Asher-Schapiro

Bio Report/research tech & @pressfreedom, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) | Recent @CJR @newerpublic | Tweets=personal | RT=hm | aaschapiro gmail |
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Twitter Web App : As newsrooms shed jobs & see budgets shrink, many journalists are still taking aim at deep pocketed subjects—from #MeToo, to global tech scandals.

My latest w/Erik Crouch examines the legal tactics used to kill reporting, from Theranos to Epstein: cpj.org/blog/2019/10/l…

Twitter Web App : And Amnesty International just released a report that suggests NSO tech was used against human rights workers in Morocco. amnesty.org/en/latest/rese…

Twitter Web App : Zuckerber's talking point on the political ad controversy is *identical* to how Dow Chemical responded to questions about making napalm back in the day.

This, from Kevin Roose: "[Dow] claimed that napalm was a small part of the company’s overall business"nytimes.com/2019/03/04/tec…

Twitter Web App : “Showing that you can fight back against this kind of legal power sends a strong message to whistleblowers” - me cpj.org/blog/2019/10/l…

Twitter Web App : ICYMI: This is a very important piece from my colleague Jonathan Rozen: the Nigerian military seems to be using digital forensic tools to scan devices of journalists to ferret out sources—the tech is likely supplied by US & Israeli firms: cpj.org/blog/2019/10/n…

Twitter Web App : As newsrooms shed jobs & see budgets shrink, many journalists are still taking aim at deep pocketed subjects—from #MeToo, to global tech scandals.

My latest w/Erik Crouch examines the legal tactics used to kill reporting, from Theranos to Epstein: cpj.org/blog/2019/10/l…

Twitter Web App : Regimes in MENA are increasingly using a variety of technological products to spy on citizens, and Western firms often supply the means to do so. We recently consulted with tech experts, rights advocates, and lawyers to find out how and why this occurs: timep.org/wp-content/upl…

Twitter Web App : On top of all that, there's evidence that suggests the Saudi government may have used NSO technology to spy on those close to Jamal Khashoggi cpj.org/blog/2018/10/h…

Twitter Web App : And just last week, the UN Special Rep. for Freedom of Expression raised serious questions about NSO's human rights commitments twitter.com/AASchapiro/sta…

Twitter Web App : Zuckerber's talking point on the political ad controversy is *identical* to how Dow Chemical responded to questions about making napalm back in the day.

This, from Kevin Roose: "[Dow] claimed that napalm was a small part of the company’s overall business"nytimes.com/2019/03/04/tec…

Twitter Web App : Everytimr Zuckerberg defends his company’s policies with “something something in a democracy”, worth recalling that Facebook operates in countries that are not democracies.

Twitter Web App : Nigeria's military raided the Daily Trust paper, seized reporters' phones & "scanned them" in an apparent attempt to identify sources.

Israeli firm Cellebrite & US firm AccessData sold Nigeria this capability.

Both dodged Jonathan Rozen when he asked about it. cpj.org/blog/2019/10/n…

Twitter Web App : "New WaPo Columnist Consults for Spyware Firm That Helps Saudi Surveil Journalists."

Interesting Jason Koebler piece. The spyware firm, NSO Group, claims to be compliant w/UN human rights principals— a claim that the UN's David Kaye has questioned. vice.com/en_us/article/…

Twitter Web App : As foretold by prophecy, Alexa and Google Home are being used to eavesdrop and phish passwords. arstechnica.com/information-te…