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20 stories about Pegasus
After cutbacks and CEO departure, what’s next for the controversial NSO?
The surveillance firm, which makes Pegasus software, has been contending with legal action after allegations that its tools were misused by governments and other agencies to hack mobile phones
"The Marari report shows a severe violation of the privacy and rights of suspects"
Attorney Eitay Mack, who previously petitioned against NSO, criticized the conclusions of the Marari Committee's report and claimed that the committee should have recommended banning the use of spyware: "In a democratic country, law enforcement authorities must not have powerful systems such as Pegasus."
The NSO scandal: We are asked to believe police did everything "in good faith"
Although "the police did not fully understand the meaning of the system", we are required to believe that an iron wall was erected between its operators and the investigators, and to believe that excess information, that is forbidden to be seized, did not pass and was not used by the investigating unit - and that everything was done in good faith
"Governments make citizens believe they are safer when they are being tracked. This is bullshit"
Sophie in 't Veld, a member of the European Parliament, will chair the commission of inquiry into the use of spyware such as NSO's Pegasus in EU countries. The inquiry will examine, among other things, whether existing laws allow for effective surveillance, and whether espionage has been used for political purposes
No one was immune: Israel Police Pegasus surveillance list revealed
CEOs of government ministries, journalists, tycoons, corporate executives, mayors, social activists, and even the Prime Minister’s relatives, all were police targets, having their phones hacked by NSO’s spyware, prior to any investigation even opening and without any judicial authorization
Police confirm for the first time: There have been irregularities in the use of NSO software
Ministry of Justice orders the establishment of an investigation team that will submit conclusions within 5 months
NSO Chairman quits company amidst ongoing turmoil
Asher Levy, who served as Chairman since April 2020, has left the embattled company behind the Pegasus spyware
Israeli police used NSO’s Pegasus to spy on local mayors, their relatives
Police tapped phones of three heads of local authorities, whom law enforcement suspected of engaging in corrupt activity, but no evidence was found and no indictment filed; some were detained, with their homes searched
Step-by-step: How Israel Police used NSO’s Pegasus to spy on citizens
Marking the target, hacking the phone, filing the information, real-time tracking and data analysis - Calcalist reveals what every step of the spyware operation looked like
Israel Police used Pegasus to track activist's secret use of gay dating app
Police officer who was in charge of tapping activist's phone with NSO’s spyware, called individual a 'danger to democracy', claimed info on his use of Grindr while married 'serves as leverage' in investigation
Israel police uses NSO’s Pegasus to spy on citizens
Mayors, leaders of political protests against former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and former governmental employees, were among those tracked by police without a search or bugging warrant authorizing the surveillance
Apple files lawsuit against NSO Group, saying U.S. citizens were targets
The iPhone maker is the latest in a string of companies and governments to come after NSO, the maker of the Pegasus hacking tool that watchdog groups say targeted human rights workers and journalists
Report: Bahrain used NSO’s Pegasus spyware against regime opponents
The report from Citizen Lab maintains that the spyware was found on the smartphones of nine activists, five of which appeared on a list of 50,000 numbers of interest to NSO clients
Israel’s 10 Startup World Cup 2021 finalists are revealed
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Israeli applications underway for a spot at the ‘Startup World Cup’ 2021
Spearheaded on the ground by Israel’s Tech It Forward, the winning team has a chance to earn a $1 million investment from Silicon Valley VC Pegasus Tech Ventures
The Dodgy Framework and the Middlemen: how NSO Sold its First Pegasus License
Tomer Ganon and Hagar Ravet
A legal dispute regarding brokerage fees sheds light on the way the malware was first sold to a foreign country. American businessman Elliott Broidy, currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for possible violations of lobbying laws, was originally tapped as one of the architects of the deal despite admitting to illegal gifts worth $1 million shortly before
We Do Not Target NSO, but Most Evidence Leads to Them, Says Digital Human Rights Researcher
Bill Marczak, a senior research fellow at Citizen Lab and at University of California, Berkeley, is behind much of the research that exposed NSO’s operations
Israel Wants NSO Proceedings to Remain Secret
The state has appealed to the court requesting proceedings regarding a petition filed by members of human rights organization Amnesty against cyber surveillance company NSO be conducted in chambers
NSO Spyware Used to Target Moroccan Human Rights Activists, Says Amnesty
According to Amnesty’s report, the two activists received SMS messages with malicious links that would have installed NSO’s Pegasus spyware on their devices if clicked. Both previously faced harassment from the Moroccan regime over their activism
Israeli Government Signed Off on Sale of Spyware Allegedly Related to Khashoggi’s Death, Report Says
The Washington Post’s journalist David Ignatius writes that by allowing the sale of local cyber technologies, Israel made an ally in Saudi Arabia
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