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Leaks Reveal Spyware Meant To Track Criminals Targeted Activists Instead : NPR

TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. Your worst nightmare about how a smartphone can be hacked to spy on its owner became a reality for 37 people around the world whose phones were infected by spyware or whose phones had an attempted penetration. These people included journalists, activists, business executives and …

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NSO Group Blocks Some Governments From Using Its Spyware Over Misuse Claims : NPR

Israel’s NSO Group has denied media reports its Pegasus software is linked to the mass surveillance of journalists and rights defenders, but suspended service to some governments following the reports. Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images Israel’s NSO Group has denied media reports its Pegasus software is …

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Rwandan Activist’s Phone Infected by Spyware Targeting at Least 50,000 Phones : NPR

NPR’s Noel King talks to activist Carine Kanimba whose phone was infected with spyware. Her father is an imprisoned dissident, whose story inspired the film Hotel Rwanda. NOEL KING, HOST: During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a hotel manager named Paul Rusesabagina saved more than a thousand people by hiding them while he negotiated with killers …

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French Media Report President Macron’s Cellphone Was A Spyware Target : NPR

Macron has ordered an investigation into reports that his phone was on a list of potential targets for the Pegasus spyware. At least 15 ministers in his government also may have been spied on. NOEL KING, HOST: France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, is holding an emergency meeting of his defense council today about the Pegasus spyware. …

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How The Pegasus Spyware Worked : NPR

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell about the investigation into how spyware infected the devices of international government officials, activists and journalists. AILSA CHANG, HOST: This week brought an explosive investigation from The Washington Post and a consortium of media partners dubbed the Pegasus Project. It gets its name from a …

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An Explosive Spyware Report Shows the Limits of iOS Security

In fact, the Amnesty International researchers say they actually had an easier time finding and investigating indicators of compromise on Apple devices targeted with Pegasus malware than on those running stock Android. “In Amnesty International’s experience there are significantly more forensic traces accessible to investigators on Apple iOS devices than on stock Android devices, therefore …

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