MIT Technology Review @techreview A media company making technology a greater force for good. Get our journalism: Jul. 10, 2019 1 min read

One of the oldest private hacking companies around had its tools spotted in Myanmar. 

The hacking tool known as FinSpy, if successful, steals everything from text messages to emails, photos, and GPS data. 

It also targets secure and encrypted messengers like Signal, WhatsApp, and Telegram. 

These tools are increasingly used by authoritarian governments to suppress dissidents and political opponents. 

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