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Pegasus Spyware - Facebook allegedly tried to buy spyware before suing the makers of spyware

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Facebook’s WhatsApp is in the midst of a lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance outfit NSO Group. But before complaining about the company’s methods, Facebook seems to have wanted to use them for its own purposes, according to testimony from NSO founder Shalev Hulio.

Last year brought news of an exploit that could be used to install one of NSO’s spyware packages, Pegasus, on devices using WhatsApp. The latter sued the former over it, saying that over a hundred human rights activists, journalists and others were targeted using the method

Before suing NSO Group, Facebook allegedly sought their software to better spy on users – TechCrunch
 
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