PEGASUS SPYWARE FOUND ON JOURNALISTS’ PHONES, FRENCH INTELLIGENCE CONFIRMS

Tue 03 August 2021:  The Pegasus spyware developed by the Israeli NSO organization was discovered in the phones of three French journalists, including a senior staff member at France 24, according to French intelligence officials. This is the first time an independent authority has weighed in on the Pegasus project’s findings. Anssi, France’s national agency […]

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TELEGRAM’S GROUP VIDEO CALLS NOW SUPPORT UP TO 1,000 PEOPLE

Sun 01 August 2021: Telegram has announced the addition of new features and improvements to its popular messaging app. This time, the emphasis is on video. Following the launch of group video chats last month, those sessions can now attract up to 1,000 people. Although the maximum number of persons who can participate and broadcast […]

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RUSSIA FILED A SUIT AGAINST WHATSAPP FOR BREAKING PERSONAL DATA LAWS

Sat 31 July 2021: According to the Interfax news agency, Russia launched administrative proceedings against Facebook’s WhatsApp on Friday for failing to localize data of Russian users on Russian territory. There was no immediate comment from Facebook.  A day earlier, a Russian court fined Alphabet Google 3 million roubles for violating personal data legislation and registered administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter for the same offence. The cases are part of a wider spat between Russia and Big Tech, with […]

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SPYWARE TARGETS WILL HIT 50MLN IF SALES OF TECHNOLOGY CONTINUE, SNOWDEN SAYS

Wed 28 July 2021: Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden warned on Tuesday of a “lethal threat” posed by Big Tech companies, estimating that the number of spyware victims would be a thousand times higher if investment in the intrusive technology continued. Earlier this month, media reported that Pegasus spyware, developed by Israel’s NSO Group […]

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FACEBOOK WILL RESTRICT AD TARGETING OF UNDER-18S

Wed 28 July 2021: On Tuesday, Facebook announced that advertisers will no longer be able to target under the age of 18 based on their behavior on other websites.  There was a slew of announcements about young users from the social media giant. The new decision means that advertisers will soon be able to send targetted ads to under 18s only by age, gender or location on Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram.   In a blog post, Instagram said it […]

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PEGASUS SPY SCANDAL: ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER TO VISIT FRANCE

Wed 28 July 2021: Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will fly to France on Wednesday for a meeting with his French counterpart, Florence Parly, to discuss the scandal surrounding Israeli firm NSO Group, whose state-linked clients allegedly used its Pegasus software for illicit spying, his press service said. “Defense Minister Benny Gantz will travel to […]

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