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Germany wants to sic spyware on terror suspects

Conservative government is backing a proposal allowing authorities to transmit Trojans to suspects through official-looking e-mails. Opposition parties and privacy advocates cry foul.

By August 31, 2007


FBI remotely installs spyware to trace bomb threat

In what appears to be the first case of its kind, federal agents sent spyware called "CIPAV" to the owner of a MySpace account tied to e-mail bomb threats against a high school.

By July 18, 2007


FBI ducks questions about its remotely installed spyware

The FBI refuses to answer journalists' questions about its spyware that can be delivered over the Internet and implanted in a suspect's computer remotely.

By July 19, 2007