Zero Days

Zero Days

Ahmed Mansour, a human rights activist based in the United Arab Emirates, has been subject to years of cyberattacks for his activism. But this August, he received one of unprecedented sophistication. On consecutive mornings, Mr. Mansour received texts from an unknown...
The human cost of surveillance

The human cost of surveillance

Greg Scarlatoiu stared at his computer in disbelief. It was about 4 a.m. on April 20, and Mr. Scarlatoiu — an early riser — had just brewed himself a cup of coffee. He logged onto his ASUS laptop and immediately noticed an orange and white traffic cone icon open on...
The unlikely suspects: Spies in the home

The unlikely suspects: Spies in the home

If you’re at all worried about being spied on, you might focus on the Big Brother scenario: an omnipotent government watching your every move, or big corporations tracking your online habits to make money. But there’s another kind of spy – a Little Brother, you might...