Why Israelis Don't Care About the NSO Scandal

Shay Aspril
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Shay Aspril

In October 2012, I published an investigative report in the Israeli financial daily Calcalist about a then-unknown company. Its headline was, “We Have Someone on the Line.” The article exposed for the first time the activity of NSO Group and the disturbing abilities of its flagship product: invisible-espionage software called Pegasus, which is capable of penetrating and taking control of cell phones remotely. The report also warned that if Israeli regulation failed to supervise properly the export of this technological ghost, it could find its way into the hands of governments that would use it not only to fight crime but also to spy on anyone who might put their rule in danger – activists and investigative journalists, for example.

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