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Daily Dashboard | The latest updates on NSO's 'Pegasus' surveillance Related reading: A view from DC: The FTC says ‘Let It Go,’ don’t hold that data anymore



  • The New York Times reports a coalition of news outlets accused Israeli-based cybersurveillance company NSO Group of supplying its "Pegasus" software foreign governments used to surveil various persons of interest.
  • Among the 50,000 phone numbers surveilled by Pegasus software were hundreds of politicians and government officials, including the French, Iraqi, and South African presidents, 10 prime ministers and a king, The Washington Post reports. NSO disputed the list had anything to do with surveillance.
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called recent revelations of surveillance through Pegasus software "extremely alarming" and seeks laws to regulate the use of such spyware. Bachelet said the incident showed "the urgent need to better regulate the sale, transfer and use of surveillance technologies and ensure strict oversight and authorization."
  • Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center International Policy Director Marietje Schaake discussed with Thomson Reuters Foundation how the Pegasus hacks should be a wake-up call for regulating spyware on a global scale.
  • The Washington Post reports on the Pegasus hacks, noting an investigation showed the software had access to 23 Apple devices.

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