The NSO Group, a purveyor of spyware it hopes governments and law enforcement bodies will use to fight terrorism, has announced it will not answer any further questions about allegations raised by Amnesty International and Forbidden Stories that its products have been widely misused.
Gerard Araud, who advised Israeli firm on human rights, suspects Pegasus spyware acts as a ‘backdoor’ for the Mossad, CIA etc. The recently retired diplomat took a position as a consultant to NSO in 2019, advising on human rights, soon after stepping down as France’s ambassador to Washington during the tumultuous years of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s inner circle, politicians from every party, dissidents and journalists were potential targets for surveillance by a government client of the Israeli spyware company NSO Group.
The closest circle of advisors around the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and staff members of other Buddhist clerics were selected as targets of potential surveillance by a client of the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group over two years, a leaked database of phone numbers reveals.
Now the NSO Group will not answer the phone. It’s only a matter of time before they are litigated to death. Surveillance is illegal in most countries.