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Omar Radi professed his innocence and said his foreign dealings under investigation were "purely professional and connected to his work as a journalist", his lawyer said.

Al Jazeera’s IT team, who also examined the phone, found the same spyware on the phones of 35 other staff members.

Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

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Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google have described NSO's spyware tools, revealed on Monday for their involvement in the hacking of Al-Jazeera journalists, as "powerful and dangerous".

Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

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Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

A report from the Citizen Lab communications research group says that 36 Al-Jazeera employees and one Al-Araby TV journalist were ...

Microsoft seeks Biden's backing in fight against Israeli spyware

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Microsoft seeks Biden's backing in fight against Israeli spyware

Microsoft's President Brad Smith has warned that private companies engineering cybersecurity attacks, such as NSO Group, help ...

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Moroccan journalist named among 'most urgent' press freedom cases

A jailed Moroccan journalist was included in a list of most urgent global cases of threats against the press.

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Lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm can proceed, judge rules

Whatsapp sued the spyware firm in October over its alleged involvement in an international mobile phone hacking scandal.

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Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware company

In 2018, Amnesty claimed one of its employees was targeted by NSO’s malware, saying a hacker tried to break into the staffer’s smartphone.

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UK 'improperly' selling spyware to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The UK has sold nearly $100 million worth of spyware to authoritarian governments despite rules preventing security exports to countries that ...

Morocco arrests journalist over 'drunk' argument after spying claims

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Morocco arrests journalist over 'drunk' argument after spying claims

Omar Radi, who Amnesty had previously warned was targeted by Israeli spyware but accused by authorities of being a 'foreign spy', was arrested ...

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Morocco asks for proof it used spyware on journalist

Morocco has demanded Amnesty International prove that it has deployed spyware on a journalist.

Morocco investigates journalist after Amnesty claims

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Morocco investigates journalist after Amnesty claims

Omar Radi dismissed the allegations against him as "ridiculous" and told AFP the government was tarnishing Morocco's reputation by attacking ...

Spyware by Israel's <em>NSO</em> used against journalist: Amnesty

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Spyware by Israel's NSO used against journalist: Amnesty

Amnesty has petitioned an Israeli court to revoke NSO's defence ministry export licence due to multiple hacking allegations.

Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

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Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

Omar Abdulaziz, who is in exile in Canada, has been warned that he may be a target of Saudi Arabia.

WhatsApp alleges <em>NSO</em> <em>Group</em> responsible for human rights violations

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WhatsApp alleges NSO Group responsible for human rights violations

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

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

FBI probing use of Israeli spyware in US hacks

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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 ...

Don't expect White House reproach over Bezos phone hack

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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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