Salah Hammouri sues NSO Group

8 April 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Tamara Nassar

A tablet displays the NSO Group logoOmar Marques SOPA Images / ZUMA Press Wire

Israeli spyware firm NSO Group faces a number of lawsuits from tech giants and others targeted with its malware.

Salah Hammouri, an acclaimed Palestinian-French human rights defender, and two human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint against the notorious Israeli spyware company NSO Group.

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Pegasus spyware row is really about who controls cyber weapons

Monday, 31 January 2022 — Jonathan Cook

Washington’s ban on NSO Group is not about safeguarding human rights. It’s about curbing Israel’s dominance of ‘espionage diplomacy’

Middle East Eye – 31 January 2022

The Israeli spy software firm NSO Group has rarely been out of the headlines over the past year.

Its spyware tool Pegasus worms its way into phones, accessing data and turning on the microphone and camera to act as round-the-clock surveillance equipment. Authoritarian states have reportedly bought the cyber weapon from NSO and put it to nefarious political uses, targeting journalists, human rights workers, civil rights lawyers and opposition parties.

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US reminds India it’s showtime

Sunday, 30 January 2022 — Indian Punchline

Pegasus, ‘ultimate spyware’ from Israel, is back in news cycle

Pegasus, CAATSA, Nagaland — prime facie, they’ve nothing in common. At least, reading the Indian press, one gets that impression. But it is always important to connect the dots to understand where the trail is leading to.

The Biden-Harris Administration is sensing that Modi Govt, a perceived ally, is not to be seen as its war machine revs up in anticipation of a horrific war. Typically, if a country is not with the US, then, it must be against it. But India falls in a category by itself.

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Blinken comes riding the Pegasus

25 July 2021 — Indian Punhline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Pegasus: the spyware technology that threatens democracy

Pegasus, the winged divine horse from Greek mythology, symbolises a range of things. The mythological salad can include many symbolic narratives — ranging from soul’s immortality to poetic inspiration — even the Marxist eschatological myth of the withering away of the state.

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Meet Toka, the Most Dangerous Israeli Spyware Firm You’ve Never Heard Of

21 July 2021 — MintPress News

LONDON – This past Sunday, an investigation into the global abuse of spyware developed by veterans of Israeli intelligence Unit 8200 gained widespread attention, as it was revealed that the software – sold to democratic and authoritarian governments alike – had been used to illegally spy on an estimated 50,000 individuals. Among those who had their communications and devices spied on by the software, known as Pegasus, were journalists, human rights activists, business executives, academics and prominent political leaders. Among those targeted political leaders, per reports, were the current leaders of France, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and Iraq.

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Politicians, Journalists, HR Activists And Others Spied Upon Using Pegasus Spyware

19 July 2021 — Counter Currents

NSO Group, a private Israeli firm that sells surveillance technology to governments worldwide, insists that its Pegasus spyware is used only to “investigate terrorism and crime.” Leaked data, however, reveals that the company’s hacking tool “has been used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale.”

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Will EU and pandemic pave way for Israeli global surveillance?

13 April 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Two men in suits smile and shake handsIsraeli defense minister Naftali Bennett, left, with EU ambassador Emanuele Giaufret in 2017. Bennett is now hoping other countries will buy a coronavirus tracking system made by an Israeli spy firm implicated in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (via Twitter)

The coronavirus pandemic is a priceless opportunity for governments and spy firms to expand their reach into people’s lives.

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