May 142020
 
 May 14, 2020  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Kieren McCarthy reports:

A prominent senator has called for “aggressive oversight” into the sale of the hacking-and-spying tools to police forces in America.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) was reacting to Vice’s discovery of a brochure by the US subsidiary of the controversial NSO Group, called Westbridge Technologies, that pitched its Pegasus technology, rebadged as Phantom, to a police force in San Diego, California. This is despite the NSO Group claiming in court filings two weeks ago that it had no US operations.

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