Israeli spyware developer NSO Group, already under fire for allegedly providing the software used to spy on Jamal Khashoggi before his murder, is now being pursued by multiple US tech giants for its sale of hacking tools to foreign governments. The software was allegedly used to hack the mobile phones of journalists, diplomats and human rights workers.
Israel has long spied on the US, sometimes using backdoors into telecommunications hardware… Its high-tech sector assisted by US policies that virtually guarantee US technical innovations will be stolen and re-exported by Israeli high-tech companies… coronavirus-stimulated surveillance technologies in Israel & US…
Mexican and UAE investigative journalists and human rights defenders have had their smartphones hacked by a secretive Israeli-made system. An infected phone gives the perpetrator access to movements and location, emails, WhatsApp messages, and passwords, and can even turn on the phone’s camera and microphone.