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10 Jun 2022

Autor:
Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

USA: Supreme Court asks Justice Department's view on whether NSO Group has sovereign immunity in lawsuit about hacking of WhatsApp users

"U.S. Supreme Court seeks Biden views on WhatsApp 'Pegasus' spyware dispute", 6 Jun 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden's administration to weigh in on whether the justices should hear a case on whether Meta Platforms Inc's WhatsApp can pursue a lawsuit accusing Israel's NSO Group of exploiting a bug in the messaging app to install spy software.

The justices are considering NSO's appeal of a lower court's decision allowing the lawsuit to move forward. NSO has argued that it is immune from being sued because it was acting as an agent for unidentified foreign governments when it installed the "Pegasus" spyware.

WhatsApp has said the software was used for the surveillance of 1,400 people, including journalists, human rights activists and dissidents.

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Justice Department to file a brief offering its views on the legal issue...

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