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Biden executive order bans federal agencies from using commercial spyware
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Biden executive order bans federal agencies from using commercial spyware

A new executive order that would generally prohibit the use of commercially produced spyware by U.S. federal agencies that endangers human rights and national security was unveiled by the Biden administration on Monday. Federal agencies, such as law enforcement, defense, and intelligence, will now be prohibited from using commercial spyware, according to officials, who also confirmed that dozens of U.S. government employees' phones had been targeted. The dangers posed by commercial spyware, which is produced in the private sector and sold almost exclusively to governments and nation-states, have been raised for years by human rights advocates and security researchers read more Biden executive order bans federal agencies from using commercial spyware. Stay informed with the best c...