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US Department of Justice has reportedly asked WhatsApp to provide details of the users that were targeted by the spyware creator's software, even as the investigation into the company continues.

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 targeted by a suspected UAE-Saudi phone hack using Israeli software.

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 proliferate ...

Israeli intel firm 'hacked phone at Saudi Arabia's request'

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Israeli intel firm 'hacked phone at Saudi Arabia's request'

An employee of Israeli company Cellebrite flew to Riyadh last year in order to hack into a Samsung phone at the request of the Saudi prosecutor, ...

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Pompeo arrives in Israel to press further Gulf normalisation

Mike Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and discussed the recently announced historic agreement between Israel and the UAE.

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Israel 'encouraged' sale of Pegasus spyware to UAE: report

Israeli officials helped market and mediate between notorious spyware company NSO and Gulf regimes including UAE and Saudi Arabia, where it has ...

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Israel, UAE sign memorandum on internal security cooperation

Israel and the UAE have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in internal security, just one week after they reached a ...

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Saudi-Israel ties in the spotlight after UAE normalization deal

Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has made no official comment on the UAE’s normalization deal with Israel, its covert ties to Israel are now ...

Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware company

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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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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

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 ...

Morocco asks for proof it used spyware on journalist

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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 NSO 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.

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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 through targeted mobile phone hacks.

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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 ...

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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.

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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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 Amazon chief ...

Turkey probes pilots after plane crash kills three

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Turkey probes pilots after plane crash kills three

Two Turkish pilots are under investigation for possible negligence after their plane crashed on the runway in Istanbul, killing three passengers ...

Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, breaks into two

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Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, breaks into two

A plane skidded off the runway on Wednesday at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport, crashing into a field and breaking into pieces.

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 popular messaging app ...

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