August 5, 2020

Anger in Togo after government accused of using spyware on critics

Lome (AFP) – A Togolese civil society coalition on Wednesday accused the government of spying on the public after it was reported that six critics of President Faure Gnassingbe, including Catholic leaders, had been victims of a hacking campaign.According to an investigation published on Monday by the French daily Le Monde and Britain’s Guardian newspaper, individuals in Togo were alerted by WhatsApp last year that their mobile phones had been targeted in a spyware attack.”We are in a police state that uses and abuses espionage against its own citizens,” David Dosseh, spokesman for the FCTD, an…


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