NSO Group

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Expert Bill Marczak: What journalists should know about coronavirus cellphone tracking

March 26, 2020 1:00 PM ET

Governments all over the world have been considering cellphone surveillance to help track and contain the spread of the coronavirus....

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After WhatsApp spyware allegations, Indian journalists demand government transparency

February 24, 2020 9:06 AM ET

In the summer of 2019, Saroj Giri was preparing a lecture on the panopticon—an 18th century system to surveil an entire prison from a single viewpoint—when a message lit up his phone. It was from WhatsApp, warning Giri that...

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Saudi crown prince’s alleged hacking of Bezos raises press freedom concerns

January 22, 2020 10:56 AM ET

Washington, January 22, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined U.N. human rights experts in calling for an investigation into the alleged hacking of The Washington Post owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The U.N. experts called the alleged hacking...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Journalist targets of Pegasus spyware

November 6, 2019 11:30 AM ET

Pegasus is a spyware created for mobile devices which transforms a cellphone into a mobile surveillance station. Researchers have documented it being used to spy on journalists. This raises significant implications for journalists’ own security and that of their...

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Indian journalists reported among targets of alleged NSO Group WhatsApp hack

October 31, 2019 2:29 PM ET

New York, October 31, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that several journalists in India have been notified that they were among the targets of suspicious WhatsApp contact that may have been used to install...

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Q&A: Moroccan press freedom advocate and NSO Group spyware target Maati Monjib

October 29, 2019 1:45 AM ET

Pegasus, the cellphone spyware tool sold by the Israeli firm NSO Group, is one of the most powerful surveillance systems governments can buy, experts say. Researchers who study it have detected “45 countries where Pegasus operators may be conducting...

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Israel eased export controls on surveillance technologies amid criticism

August 22, 2019 4:53 PM ET

New York, August 22, 2019--Israeli officials confirmed that, under a rule change by the Defense Ministry, Israeli surveillance companies are able to obtain exemptions on marketing license for the sale of some products to certain countries, Reuters reported today....

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Moroccan independent journalists describe climate of pervasive surveillance, harassment

July 1, 2019 12:00 PM ET

In March 2015, Hicham Mansouri emailed an anti-malware company, suspicious of possible signs that someone was able to access his device remotely, without permission. He remembers exchanging a few messages with the software company, but the correspondence was interrupted...

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NSO Group responds to spyware abuse allegations with spin

March 27, 2019 1:41 PM ET

Entering the terms "NSO Group," "journalists," and "spying" into a Google search from a workstation in New York City recently produced a sponsored search result at the top of the page. The NSO Group manufactures some of the world's...

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Widow of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez targeted by spyware

March 20, 2019 5:42 PM ET

Mexico City, March 20, 2019--Griselda Triana, the widow of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, was targeted by spyware identified as Pegasus in 2017 in an apparent spying attempt, according to a new report released today by Canadian research...

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