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New York Times: WhatsApp Says Israeli Firm Used Its App in Spy Program

As part of our investigation into the incident, Citizen Lab has identified over 100 cases of abusive targeting of human rights defenders and journalists in at least 20 countries across the globe, ranging from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America that took place after Novalpina Capital acquired NSO Group and began an ongoing public relations campaign to promote the narrative that the new ownership would curb abuses.

Google Street View raises Israeli security fears

“Google has for years fought claims its mapping and photography services infringed on personal privacy. Now the Internet giant is facing concerns from Israel that the technology could be used for terrorism.

Israel announced Monday it is considering ways for Google Street View to photograph Israeli cities, despite concerns the popular service could be used by terrorists to plot attacks against sensitive locations or political figures.”

From The Globe and Mail

How Israeli Backdoor Technology Penetrated the US Government's Telecom System and Compromised National Security

Since the late 1990s, federal agents have reported systemic communications security breaches at the Department of Justice, FBI, DEA, the State Department, and the White House. Several of the alleged breaches, these agents say, can be traced to two hi-tech communications companies, Verint Inc. (formerly Comverse Infosys), and Amdocs Ltd., that respectively provide major wiretap… Read more »

Lebanese and Israelis exchange views online

Paris – In 2003, Salam Pax, the pseudonym of an Iraqi blogger, enabled millions of Internet users to follow the advance of American troops in real-time from Baghdad. The “blogosphere” was then bristling with controversies: was the United States right to go to war, and was this an invasion or a liberation? And attention focused… Read more »

Israeli IP? You're banned

A number of internet storage sites have begun banning Israeli surfers from accessing their services, saying that “unsuitable” behavior has forced them to block IP addresses from Israel. The websites say Israeli surfers have used the site to upload and share pornographic material in large numbers, “forcing” them to place a blanket ban on Israeli… Read more »

Hooking Candiru: Another Mercenary Spyware Vendor Comes into Focus

Candiru is a secretive Israel-based company that sells spyware exclusively to governments. Using Internet scanning, we identified more than 750 websites linked to Candiru’s spyware infrastructure. We found many domains masquerading as advocacy organizations such as Amnesty International, the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as media companies, and other civil-society themed entities.