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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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Apple sues Israeli spyware firm NSO Group for targeting iPhone users with hacking tool

Apple is suing Israeli spyware firm NSO Group and its parent company for allegedly targeting iPhone users with a hacking tool. NSO’s Pegasus software can infect both iPhones and Android devices, allowing operators to extract messages, photos and emails, record calls and secretly activate microphones and cameras. NSO Group said its tools were made to […]

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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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France launch probe into Pegasus spyware allegations

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into allegations that Moroccan intelligence services spied on several French journalists using the Pegasus software at the heart of a global scandal. The probe announced on Tuesday will examine 10 different charges, including whether there was a breach of personal privacy, fraudulent access to personal electronic devices and criminal […]

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Narendra Modi faces heat following revelations of snooping critics, opposition and journalists

India’s right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing heat following revelations that dozens of Indians were potential targets of snooping by an Israeli-made spyware. More than 1,000 phone numbers in India were among nearly 50,000 selected worldwide as possibly of interest to clients of the Israel-based NSO Group, maker of the Pegasus spyware, an investigation […]