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Salaat First had been downloaded by more than 10 million times on Android.

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.

Israeli intelligence firm 'tracked phones via Channel Islands': report

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Israeli intelligence firm 'tracked phones via Channel Islands': report

An Israeli spy firm was reportedly granted access to a phone messaging system known as SS7, potentially enabling it to geolocate phone users all over the world.

ACLU demands records on Muslim prayer app data gathering

The New Arab Staff

ACLU demands records on Muslim prayer app data gathering

The advocacy group submitted a Freedom of Information act (Foia) request on Thursday alongside CUNY Law School’s Clear clinic.

Israel airliner flies to Bahrain after ties normalised

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Israel airliner flies to Bahrain after ties normalised

An Israeli airliner flew to Bahrain days after both countries signed a normalisation deal.

The New Arab Staff

Satellite imagery reveals skyrocketing number of China's internment camps

Satellite images from Xinjiang show where hundreds of prisons have been constructed since 2018 to accommodate China's mass incarceration of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic groups

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

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Israel redeploys spy agency to track virus cases

Israel's parliament passes controversial law allowing the government to use the Shin Bet''s surveillance technologies to track Covid-19 cases.

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Israel to redeploy spy agency to track virus cases

The controversial bill enables the Israeli government to use its domestic security agency to track cases of coronavirus.

Amnesty sounds alarm over Bahrain, Kuwait coronavirus <em>tracking</em> apps

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Amnesty sounds alarm over Bahrain, Kuwait coronavirus tracking apps

Highly invasive and unjustified surveillance tools are being used by Kuwaiti and Bahraini authorities to tackle Covid-19, Amnesty warned on ...

The New Arab Staff

Spain vetoed handcuff, security gear sales to Israel

A Spanish government report on 2019 exports has revealed that human rights concerns led to the blocking of at least three sales to Israel.

Israel spy agency must stop virus <em>phone</em> <em>tracking</em>: committee

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Israel spy agency must stop virus phone tracking: committee

The government had controversially approved Shin Bet's use of surveillance as an emergency measure in mid-March as mounting numbers of Israelis ...

Israel tried to save Sudan diplomat diagnosed with coronavirus

The New Arab

Israel tried to save Sudan diplomat diagnosed with coronavirus

Israeli doctors were reportedly flown out to Sudan in an attempt to treat a Sudan diplomat for Covid-19, who died as a result of the virus.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Contact-tracing app launches in Tunisia, Kuwaiti polygamists find a way to bypass lockdown rules and an Etihad Airways aircraft lands in ...

Rohingya man tests positive for coronavirus in Bangladesh camp

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Rohingya man tests positive for coronavirus in Bangladesh camp

Rapid investigation teams have been deployed to trace the contacts of one Rohingya refugee and a local man who tested positive for coronavirus ...

Mellissa Fung

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, writes Mellissa Fung.

The New Arab

Israel makes women’s ritual baths 'essential' despite coronavirus concerns

Israel has decided to keep nearly 700 mikvahs, or ritual bath houses, open, raising concerns over social distancing and Covid-19.

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

Israel's top court halts controversial coronavirus phone tracking

Israel's top court has ordered lawmakers to enshrine the Covid-19 phone tracking in legislation.

Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

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.

Israel approves new lockdown measures as virus spreads

The New Arab

Israel approves new lockdown measures as virus spreads

Under new regulations unanimously voted through by Israel's government, Israelis will only be able to leave the house under certain conditions.

Mossad buys 100,000 'unusable' coronavirus testing kits

The New Arab

Mossad buys 100,000 'unusable' coronavirus testing kits

The tests obtained by Mossad are missing a vital patented liquid in which the testing swabs are put before they are screened for COVID-19.

Israel authorises Shin Bet to snoop on coronavirus sufferers

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Israel authorises Shin Bet to snoop on coronavirus sufferers

Israel's government has been accused of putting the civil liberties and privacy of its citizens at risk by allowing access to the mobile ...

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