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Outrage over report of Israeli Pegasus spyware scandal

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by reedak, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. reedak

    reedak Well-Known Member

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    1. Politicians and media rights groups across the world have voiced outrage after a new report alleged several governments, including EU-member Hungary, used an Israeli program to hack the smartphones of journalists, officials, and rights activists worldwide.

    An investigation by 17 media organizations and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), released late on July 18, has drawn links between the Israeli-based NSO Group, accused of supplying spyware to governments, and a leaked database of up to 50,000 phone numbers believed to have been identified as people of interest by clients of the company since 2016.

    The NSO Group clients included the governments of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Togo, and the United Arab Emirates, according to the report.

    The report has sent a chill across the world by bolstering accusations that not just autocratic regimes but democratic governments, including India and Mexico, have used the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware for political ends.....

    Source: https://www.rferl.org/a/phone-tapping-pegasus-occrp/31366895.html

    2. ...In the wake of the report, the U.S. government said it would no longer use the "compulsory legal process" including subpoenas or warrants to obtain records or identify sources from journalists involved in news-gathering activities.

    The new policy comes following revelations that former President Donald Trump's Justice Department secretly obtained phone records of journalists investigating his administration, including from CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.....

    Source: https://www.rferl.org/a/phone-tapping-pegasus-occrp/31366895.html

    3. The above article once again reveals America's double standards. The "Me First" ex-president goes unpunished for secretly gathering phone records of journalists investigating his administration. The US often accuses others of committing all sorts of crimes while sweeping its misdeeds under the carpet. :)

    Additional Reference:

    https://arynews.tv/pegasus-project-eu-unacceptable/

    https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2...h-the-israeli-pegasus-program.ryGdL7LX0u.html
     
  2. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    .....are they just pissed off that its' an Israeli program or have these "groups" just reallised that spys are real and not just a fiction created by Ian Flemming?
     
  3. reedak

    reedak Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that's why Americans keep spying on the real Merkel. :)
     
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