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In new court filings, WhatsApp alleged notorious Israeli spyware company NSO Group was responsible for human rights violations through targeted mobile phone hacks.

Turkish musicians have spread an important message on social distancing via an improvised version of an Italian leftist anthem. Somali doctors lifted spirits by heading to Europe to battle coronavirus.

Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

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Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

Israel has also approved the use of mobile phone geolocation technology to track people who may have had contact with coronavirus patients.

Saudis implicated in phone spying campaign in US

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Saudis implicated in phone spying campaign in US

Riyadh has been accused of exploiting weaknesses in the global telecoms network to track the locations of its citizens abroad.

Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition startup

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Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition startup

The tech giant will pull its investments from Israeli startup AnyVision over worries that it cannot exercise ethical oversight over the ...

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WhatsApp closer to lawsuit win after spyware group's no-show

NSO Group's failure to show up in court represents a positive development for WhatsApp, which sued the Israeli spyware company for targeting its users.

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UK arms fair to host Israeli spyware company

NSO returned to the spotlight last month after it was accused of supplying the software that enabled Saudi Arabia to allegedly hack ...

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FBI probing use of Israeli spyware in US hacks

Israel-based NSO Group has been accused of involvement in hacks against Saudi and Emirati dissidents, as well as against ...

Courtney Freer

Don't expect White House reproach over Bezos phone hack

Comment: Even if a US investigation concludes Saudi Arabia hacked the phones of Bezos and a US journalist, it's unlikely to rattle US-Saudi ...

Reporter who wrote book on MbS 'targeted' by hackers

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Reporter who wrote book on MbS 'targeted' by hackers

American reporter and author Ben Hubbard is believed to have been targeted by hackers working for Saudi Arabia.

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Riyadh 'planned to spy on Khashoggi's fiancee in UK'

Saudi Arabia has been accused of attempting to surveil Khashoggi's Turkish fiance Hatice Cengiz while in London.

Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

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Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

Israeli cyberattack firm NSO may have been involved in Mohammed bin Salman's alleged hacking of Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos' ...

Amnesty demands Israel rein in 'dangerous' spyware company

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Amnesty demands Israel rein in 'dangerous' spyware company

The Israeli NSO Group's software has allegedly been used by governments to spy on journalists and dissidents around the world.

US security agents helped UAE build 'secret spying unit'

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US security agents helped UAE build 'secret spying unit'

The UAE’s DREAD programme was initially created in 2008 to track terrorist elements and had the blessing of the US, but the unit has since ...

Microsoft probes Israeli facial recognition accused of tracking Palestinians

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Microsoft probes Israeli facial recognition accused of tracking Palestinians

AnyVision admits to surveilling Palestinians at West Bank checkpoints but the Israeli facial recognition startup denies involvement in a ...

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Saudi Arabia critics crackdown continues despite 'reform drive'

A Human Rights Watch report revealed that Riyadh has continued to arrest critics since the killing of Khashoggi and amid a reform drive.

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Facebook sues Israeli company after planting illegal WhatsApp spyware

Facebook is suing Israeli company NSO for planting spyware into WhatsApp.

Samuel Woodhams

Sisi's brutal crackdown continues, aided by western accomplices

Comment: It's time for western governments to stop supplying Sisi's regime with technology, training and equipment, and officially condemn its ...

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Morocco human rights activists targeted by 'malicious' Israeli spyware

Academic and activist Maati Monjib and human rights lawyer Abdessadak El Bouchattaoui had received SMS messages containing malicious links ...

Egypt hacked activists and opposition figures' phones, report says

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Egypt hacked activists and opposition figures' phones, report says

Egypt joins its allies the UAE and Saudi Arabia in being implicated in major hacking attempts against opposition activists.

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This Israeli spyware helped Saudi Arabia spy on Khashoggi

Omar Abdul Aziz, a friend of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO spyware Ltd, claiming it played a ...

Digital authoritarianism is rising in the Middle East

Samuel Woodhams

Digital authoritarianism is rising in the Middle East

Comment: The US must condemn digital rights abuses by its Middle East allies, writes Sam Woodhams.

Israeli spyware firm 'can mine social media data'

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Israeli spyware firm 'can mine social media data'

The Israeli NSO Group has been accused of 'recklessly' selling its hacking technology to authoritarian regimes across the ...

Cybercrime in the UAE: Curtailing freedom of expression

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Cybercrime in the UAE: Curtailing freedom of expression

The internet for many is a forum to express views and opinions, but in the UAE the government has implemented a succession of restrictive laws ...

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