Hacking Grindr? Israel’s Cellebrite Sold Phone-hacking Tech to Indonesia

Indonesia, a Muslim country with no ties to Israel and harsh anti-LGBTQ rules, is among Cellebrite’s clients. Documents suggest phone-hacking tech used to crack down on political dissent and even to enforce ‘modesty’ laws

Oded Yaron
Oded Yaron
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Israel’s Cellebrite announced recently that it would stop selling its phone-hacking technology to Hong Kong and China – a praiseworth decision, even if it came quite late and as a result of regulatory changes. However, this is far from the end of the firm’s problematic clients and further highlights the need to have the company put under stricter oversight.