From @SallyBuzbee, executive editor of The Post: “Digital surveillance pervades our society, and new technologies offer more power than ever to track every aspect of our daily lives. The danger of abuse has never been greater.” wapo.st/2Tk5TOl
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Pegasus was engineered a decade ago by Israeli ex-cyberspies with government-honed skills. The Israeli Defense Ministry must approve any license to a government that wants to buy it, according to previous NSO statements. wapo.st/2UZn9Ji
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Researchers have documented iPhone infections with Pegasus dozens of times in recent years, challenging Apple’s reputation for superior security when compared with its leading rivals, which run Android operating systems by Google. washingtonpost.com/technolog…
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NSO Group has said repeatedly that its surveillance tools do not work against smartphones based in the United States, but Americans traveling overseas and using foreign cellphones may not enjoy that protection. washingtonpost.com/national-…
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Pegasus was used to infiltrate mobile phones belonging to at least seven people in India and was active on some of their devices as recently as this month. The hacks represent a tiny fraction of what may be a vast surveillance net. washingtonpost.com/world/202…
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A list of more than 50,000 phone numbers that included 37 smartphones, which forensic examination showed had been targeted for surveillance using Pegasus spyware, included contacts for many prominent people such as French President Emmanuel Macron. washingtonpost.com/world/202…
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Much needed program
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Lmao CHILLING?!!! They were KILLED !
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You wrote "chilling," but it's pronounced "killing."
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If consumer level iPhone had such extraordinary security, the Mossad would be using it If the high risk world of journalists, politicians, activists, dissidents has a need for security at higher level than a consumer product provides, maybe they should get Motorola to build it
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Denial is never refutation.
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Your newspaper’s national security reporter had her smartphone hacked by UC Global, while she was visiting the Ecuador Embassy to interview Julian #Assange, who had been granted political asylum. Is the WashPost ever going to protest this abuse of its #FirstAmendment rights?
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And what will be done….nothing….there are no consequences anymore to the unlawful use of power!
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