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Phones of nine Bahraini activists found to have been hacked with NSO spyware

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The mobile phones of nine Bahraini activists, including two who were granted asylum protection and are now living in London, were hacked between June 2020 and February 2021 using NSO Group spyware, according to new fi...

Princess Latifa campaigner had ‘phone compromised by Pegasus spyware’

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A British human rights campaigner and lawyer who was fighting to free Dubai’s Princess Latifa had his mobile phone compromised by Pegasus spyware on 3 and 4 August 2020, according to a forensic analysis carried out by...

Pegasus spyware found on journalists’ phones, French intelligence confirms

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French intelligence investigators have confirmed that Pegasus spyware has been found on the phones of three journalists, including a senior member of staff at the country’s international television station France 24. ...

US consultants lined up to run fund that owns Israeli spyware company NSO

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Public investors in the private equity firm that owns a majority stake in the Israeli spyware company NSO Group are in talks to transfer management of that fund to Berkeley Research Group, a US consulting firm. A per...

Emmanuel Macron ‘pushes for Israeli inquiry’ into NSO spyware concerns

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Emmanuel Macron has reportedly spoken to the Israeli prime minister, Naftali Bennett, to ensure that the Israeli government is “properly investigating” allegations that the French president could have been targeted wi...

The Pegasus project part 5: the fightback against private spyware begins

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After a week of stories about the abuse of private spyware by governments around the world, Michael Safi rounds off our mini-series by looking at the global impact of the Pegasus project and what could change as a res...

Israel to examine whether spyware export rules should be tightened

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An Israeli commission reviewing allegations that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was misused by its customers to target journalists and human rights activists will examine whether rules on Israel’s export of cyberweapons ...

Why Apple’s walled garden is no match for Pegasus spyware

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You will, by now, have heard about Pegasus. It’s the brand name for a family of spyware tools sold by the NSO Group, an Israeli outfit of hackers-for-hire who sell their wares to intelligence agencies, law enforcement...

French minister’s phone shows traces linked to NSO spyware

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The mobile phone of a serving French minister showed digital traces of activity associated with NSO Group’s spyware, according to forensic analysis undertaken by the Pegasus project investigation. François de Rugy, wh...

The Guardian view on spyware sales: the proliferation risks are real

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The Israeli surveillance company NSO Group has created, developed and sold hacking software, known as Pegasus, that covertly allows access to mobile devices. Once it gains access, via hitherto unknown flaws in everyda...

Modi accused of treason by opposition over India spyware disclosures

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Narendra Modi’s government has been accused of treason and “unforgivable sacrilege” by the political opposition in India following a series of reports by the Pegasus project revealing several journalists, activists an...

Human rights activists, dissidents and journalists targeted by Pegasus spyware

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Good morning. Human rights lawyers, activists and dissidents across the globe were selected as possible candidates for invasive surveillance via their phones, leaked phone data suggests. The Guardian’s Pegasus projec...