Asaf Shalev reports:
In a rare interview, a co-founder of Israel-based cyber surveillance company NSO Group offered a defense of his company, which has been accused of supplying governments with a software used to spy on journalists and dissidents.
Last year, researchers from the University of Toronto discovered that NSO’s software was used by the United Arab Emirates to spy on a human rights activist. In June, the same software was identified in a covert Mexican government operation targeting activists, journalists and political opposition in Mexico.
Mr. Lavie said that NSO sells only to “governmental bodies that are defined as legitimate by the majority of the world.”
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