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Israel’s government to examine police hacking claims

Israel’s government to set up a commission of inquiry to examine allegations that the police used spyware to hack the phones of Israeli public figures without authorisation. Officials, protesters, journalists and a son of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were targeted without court orders, the newspaper Calcalist said. A witness in Mr Netanyahu’s corruption trial […]

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India World

Narendra Modi’s government bought Israeli spyware as part of $2 billion weapons deal: New York Times Report

The Indian government acquired spyware from Israel as part of a weapon purchase deal in 2017, according to a New York Times report. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government denied it bought the Israeli-made spyware, which was allegedly used to infect phones of its opponents, rights activists and journalists in India. The report published on Friday […]

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Tech World

Pegasus: Controversial Israeli spyware company added to US trade blacklist

The Israeli company behind the controversial Pegasus spyware has been added to a US trade blacklist. Pegasus has reportedly been used by nation states to target the phones of rights activists and journalists. The US has now put its maker, NSO Group, on its “entity list”, banning business dealings with them. NSO Group said it […]

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World

‘Blame our customers for misusing hacking software’: NSO Group

The makers of the Pegasus spyware software, NSO Group, blamed its customers for misusing its software to hack into phones of innocent people. The Israeli firmĀ is facing international criticism, after reporters obtained a list of alleged potential targets for spyware, including activists, politicians and journalists. Investigations have begun as the list, of 50,000 phone numbers, […]