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In Whatsapp's lawsuit against the Israeli company, it discovered that NSO maintained servers inside the US [April 2020] and that these servers were quite likely collecting data from individuals inside  the US.  Sen. Ron Wyden suggested during a Senate hearing that NSO could be targeting US government officials

Though individuals were targeted in 50 countries, the majority of the infections were found in only ten,
Amnesty International is today releasing the full technical details of its Security Lab's in-depth forensic investigations as part of the Pegasus Project.
most of which are either AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES [!!] or ones with extensive intelligence monitoring of citizens [EXCLUDING USA "cyber"]: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico [LOL], Morocco, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Concerns Among Foreign Diplomats in India as Envoys From Iran, China Listed as Pegasus Targets
India denies claims that it employed the Israeli firm's technology to snoop on political opponents, human rights activists and journalists.

"The basis of this report is that there is a consortium which has got access to a leaked database of 50,000 phone numbers. The allegation is that individuals linked to these phone numbers were being spied upon," India's Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Minister Ashwini Vaishnav told parliament on Monday.

"However, the report says that the presence of a phone [number] in the data does not reveal whether a device was infected with Pegasus or subjected to an attempted hack."
Reacting to the snooping claims, India's federal Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the accusations are an attempt to "humiliate India" on the world stage.

Gott save the journalists from "illegal" Patriot Act national security.
by Cat on Tue Jul 20th, 2021 at 03:38:08 PM EST
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