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  1. Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking amid Barack Obama visit

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking amid Barack Obama visit

President Barack Obama is heading to Ethiopia and there's pressure on him to discuss human rights in his first official visit on Sunday.

By: | Washington | Published: July 27, 2015 4:50 AM

President Barack Obama is heading to Ethiopia and there’s pressure on him to discuss human rights in his first official visit on Sunday.

Back home, a unique lawsuit is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.

The federal case alleges that Ethiopian government agents gobbled up months of a Maryland man’s Skype calls and his family’s Internet activities.

But the man isn’t wanted for a crime. Instead, he helps out a political opposition group outlawed in his home country. The man was born in Ethiopia and is now a U.S. citizen.

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