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8 November 2019

Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Watch highlights role of surveillance technology in govt. violations of activists' human rights

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, 'The High Cost of Change’: Repression Under Saudi Crown Prince Tarnishes Reforms’, reveals an increasingly repressive environment in Saudi Arabia, despite promises of reform. HRW documented a proliferation of human...

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5 November 2019
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5 November 2019
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5 November 2019

WhatsApp sues NSO Group: is this what it takes to hold surveillance tech to account?

Author: Ana Zbona & Phil Bloomer, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Open Global Rights

There’s been widespread coverage...that Whatsapp is suing NSO Group – an Israeli surveillance company – because of a cyberattack exploiting a vulnerability in Whatsapp... [The] attack...targeted at least 100 human-rights defenders...NSO has vigorously...

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30 October 2019

WhatsApp sues Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group, accusing it of hacking the phones of human rights activists & journalists

A group of employees from Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group filed a lawsuit against Facebook Inc today, saying the social media giant had unfairly blocked their private accounts when it sued NSO last month, Reuters reported....

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29 October 2019
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Author: El Tiempo

WhatsApp demanda a empresa israelí por espionaje en su plataforma, 29 de octubre de 2019...

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25 October 2019
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Author: Amnesty International

« Maroc. Des défenseurs des droits humains ciblés par un logiciel espion de NSO Group,» 10 octobre 2019...

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22 October 2019

Morocco: Human rights defenders harrassed by NSO Group malware as state cracks down on activists

An Amnesty International investigation has discovered targeted attacks against two human rights defenders in Morocco. Maati Monjib, an academic and activist working on issues of freedom of expression, and Abdessadak Ek Bouchattaoui, a human rights...

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22 October 2019

Response of NSO Group

Author: NSO Group

As per our policy, we investigate reports of alleged misuse of our products. If an investigation identifies actual or potential adverse impacts on human rights, we are proactive and quick to take the appropriate action to address them. This may include...

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10 October 2019

Human Rights Activist Allegedly Targeted With NSO Malware Says His Life Is ‘Hellish’

Author: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Vice (Canada/ USA)

Hackers likely working for a government targeted two Moroccan human rights activists [Maati Monjib, historian and journalist, and Abdessadak El Bouchattaoui, a lawyer who represented a group of protesters in Morocco] with ['Pegasus'] malware made by...

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