Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tech News

Spyware dealers could face visa restrictions

An illustration featuring eyes and locks
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The State Department will soon impose visa restrictions on people who it says have been involved in the development of spyware. In a press release issued on Monday, the department said it is taking steps to bar 13 people “who have been involved in the development and sale of commercial spyware or who are immediate family members of those involved” from entering the United States.

“These individuals have facilitated or derived financial benefit from the misuse of this technology, which has targeted journalists, academics, human rights defenders, dissidents and other perceived critics, and U.S. Government personnel,” the department’s release read.

The looming visa restrictions are the result of a policy implemented by Secretary of State…

Continue reading…

You May Also Like

Tech News

How the “Add to Chromebook” badge looks like on websites. | Image: Google Google is making a new “Add to Chromebook” badge that’s designed...

Editor's Pick

Colin Grabow Some members of Congress believe that US servicemembers suffer from an excess of choice in the boots they use—and they’ve got the...

Tech News

Illustration by Carlo Cadenas / The Verge A security lapse could let millions of college students do free laundry, thanks to one company. That’s...

Tech News

Image: Samar Haddad / The Verge As video games and movies become more immersive, it may start to become apparent what sensations are missing...