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13 March 2018
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Author: Gestión (Perú)

“En Estados Unidos, empresas abordan temas que gobierno evita”, 2 de marzo de 2018...

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16 August 2017

Blackstone ends talks for NSO Group stake that prompted protest: sources

Author: Jim Finkle, Reuters

…Blackstone Group (BX.N) has pulled out of discussions to buy part of Israeli mobile surveillance software maker NSO Group, according to people familiar with the talks that had been criticized by digital privacy activists.Two people familiar with the...

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3 August 2017

Digital Rights group calls on Blackstone to drop plans to invest in NSO Group

Author: Access Now

Today Access Now called on The Blackstone Group to halt its pending deal with NSO Group, a purveyor of surveillance technology that has been used by governments to spy on activists around the world... Access Now is circulating a public petition...

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3 August 2017

University of Toronto's Citizen Lab quiz Blackstone Group on human rights concerns around potential investment in NSO Group

Author: Citizen Lab

Today Citizen Lab sent an open letter to Blackstone Group LP concerning recent reports that Blackstone is in talks to acquire a $400 million, 40% stake in NSO Group Technologies... We sent this letter in order to draw the attention of Blackstone Group...

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2 August 2017

Blackstone Group did not respond

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1 August 2017
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Author: ARTICLE 19, Oficina para México y Centroamérica; Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez (Centro Prodh); El Poder del Consumidor; R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales y SocialTIC

…[N]os dirigimos a Blackstone Group L.P. en relación al interés reportado en adquirir el 40 por ciento de la firma israelí NSO Group Technologies, encargada de desarrollar, promocionar y vender software sofisticado de vigilancia a diferentes...

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4 July 2017

Mexico: Govt. allegedly uses NSO Group's anti-terrorist software to spy on journalists, activists and human rights defenders

A report from civil society organizations documented that journalists, anticorruption activists and human rights defenders denouncing forced disappearances and sexual abuses were spied - allegedly by the Mexican government- using the Pegasus software...

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2 June 2017

Tesla & Disney's CEOs quit Trump's business panel over Paris pullout

Author: Dominic Rushe, The Guardian (UK)

Two of the US's biggest business leaders, Tesla founder Elon Musk and Disney's Robert Iger, have quit Trump's high-powered business advisory panel after the president pressed ahead with plans to pull out of the Paris climate accord...The two...

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1 June 2017

GE CEO Jeff Immelt announces opposition to Trump's exit from Paris climate agreement

Author: Ethan Wolff-Mann, Yahoo Finance (USA)

"Here's how CEOs reacted to Trump's exit from Paris climate agreement," 1 June 2017...

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2 February 2017

USA: 61+ NGOs call on business leaders to speak out against Trump's travel restrictions at Strategic & Policy Forum

Author: Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility & 61 organizations

"ICAR, IHRB, ICCR, and Co-signers Submit Letter to Business Leaders on President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum", 2 Feb 2017...

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