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
Oded Yaron
Oded Yaron

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.

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