Oct 152021
 
 October 15, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Richard Adams, Georgia Goble, and Nick Bartlett report:

The University of Cambridge has broken off talks with the United Arab Emirates over a record £400m collaboration after claims about the Gulf state’s use of controversial Pegasus hacking software, the university’s vice-chancellor has said.

The proposed deal, hailed by the university in July as a “potential strategic partnership … helping to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our planet” – would have included the largest donation of its kind in the university’s history, spanning a decade and involving direct investment from the UAE of more than £310m.

Read more on The Guardian.

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