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10 February 2020

UK Govt. hosts NSO Group at closed trade show following allegations of spyware technology being used to target human rights activists

The UK Home Office announced on 6 February 2020 that NSO Group would be one of 300 firms invited to exhibit their products at the three-day, closed trade show. This is following allegations against NSO Group that its technology was used to target human...

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10 February 2020

UK Govt. to host NSO Group at closed trade fair; company's spyware allegedly used to target human rights activists

Author: Solomon Hughes, Rob Evans and Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian (UK)

"UK to host spyware firm accused of aiding human rights abuses", 6 Feb 2020...

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10 February 2020

UN rapporteur condemns UK hosting of Israeli spyware firm

Author: Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Rob Evans and Solomon Hughes, The Guardian (UK)

David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression... said democratic governments “should be outraged and should develop global standards for the exports of.. tools” that respected the rule of law and human rights... NSO Group will be among...

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27 January 2020

Israel: Amnesty International files suit against NSO Group for alleged hacking of activists through WhatsApp

Author: All Classics News

"Amnesty International is suing the Israeli firm that experts say might have helped Saudi Arabia hack Bezos’s phone," 22 Jan 2020...

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24 January 2020
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Author: Amnesty International

«Israël. Le tribunal décide d’examiner l’affaire intentée contre NSO Group à huis clos» 16 janvier 2020...

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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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