Deutsche Welle on 5th September reported that Munich prosecutors have launched a probe into a company accused of illegally selling spy software, whose product was allegedly used against opposition protesters in Turkey. They are investigating whether it broke the law by exporting powerful spying software without a permit. The probe was prompted by earlier investigations by the media outlets and a complaint filed by anti-surveillance NGO. Germany has classified software and devices which can be used to spy on people as dual-use products, which could serve civilian as well as military purposes. German media outlets reported last year that the Finspy product was used in Turkey to spy on opposition protesters.
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