A new report by the Santiago-based NGO, Derechos Digitales (digital rights) claims that nearly every Latin American country, from Mexico to Chile (and practically everywhere in-between) is using aggressive surveillance software to spy on its citizens. The report relied heavily on information from a 2015 breach of an Italian company, Hacking Team, that made public over a million internal emails detailing the use of malware and system vulnerabilities to create spyware capable of intercepting data on nearly any phone or PC. Authorities in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico and Panama all currently own the software and several more, such as Argentina, Guatemala,…

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