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The Pegasus Project

Military-grade spyware leased by the Israeli firm NSO Group to governments for tracking terrorists and criminals was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, business executives and the two women closest to murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an investigation by The Washington Post and 16 media partners led by the Paris-based journalism nonprofit Forbidden Stories.

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    Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide

    Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide

    The targeting of 37 smartphones would appear to conflict with the stated purpose of NSO’s licensing of the Pegasus spyware, which the company says is meant for surveilling terrorists and criminals.

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