Police Spying on Israelis Online via Secret Backdoor

Documents obtained by Haaretz reveal that police have for years required internet providers to allow them to track users or websites through a special system ■ Police do not deny report, say they work in accordance with the law

Oded Yaron
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Oded Yaron
Oded Yaron

The police require internet and cellphone providers to give them access to the online data of any website or anyone in Israel, documents obtained by Haaretz and confirmed by sources with knowledge of the technology and its inner workings revealed Sunday. 

The police did not respond to Haaretz’s questions or request for comment, but also did not deny the existence of such an agreement, published for the first time here and and concurrently on the Israeli podcast CyberCyber.

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