The New York Times reports WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging NSO Group, an Israeli-based cybersurveillance firm, deployed spy technology on the app. WhatsApp claims the technology was used to track more than 1,400 people in 20 countries, including multiple targets in Mexico, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. NSO put out a statement defending its work, saying it "will vigorously fight" the claims, adding it "has helped to save thousands of lives over recent years" working with law enforcement and intelligence agencies across the world. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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