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US News: 80 NGOs are asking Europe to prohibit the use of spyware Pegasus

International Toll after the execution of an Iranian stopped at 17 years

 International Toll after the execution of an Iranian stopped at 17 years © AFP / Archives The execution Wednesday in Iran of a man sentenced for a murder that he was a minor, raised a International Taille, the ONU claiming "shocked" by the application of the death penalty despite the intervention of many parties to give it up. Iranian Arman Abdolali, today 25 years old, was executed at dawn in Rajai Shahr Prison near Tehran, in accordance with the "Talion Act" requested by the victim's family , announced the site of the Mizan Online Judiciary Authority.

NSO Group, which sells this powerful spyware, was sanctioned in early November by the United States.

"The European Union should follow the example of the United States, and put [the Israeli NSO Group company] on its list of sanctions and take all appropriate measures to prohibit the sale, transfer, import, the Exporting and using NSO Group's technologies As long as appropriate human rights protection measures have not been put in place.

Pegasus: At the heart of a global survey on

phone espionage in an open letter, published December 3 and addressed to EU Foreign Ministers, a coalition of 80 organizations for the defense of the rights of Man asks the Union and his member countries to sanction NSO Group and to prohibit the use of Pegasus, the spyware sold by this Israeli company. The text is notably signed by Reporters Without Borders, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Electronic Frontier Foundation or Privacy International.

Egypt: Social networks boiling and discomaching NGOs after disclose revelations

 Egypt: Social networks boiling and discomaching NGOs after disclose revelations © Reuters - Gonzalo Fuentes French President Emmanuel Macron welcoming his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi in the Elysee in Paris on December 7, 2020. The Disclose Investigation Media Survey, accusing Egypt for having diverted the information provided by French army services to combat terrorism at the Libyan border, has become a trend on Egyptian social networks. .

In July, a media consortium, whose world, had revealed that this powerful spyware was massively used by several governments to spy on lawyers, journalists, political opponents or human rights activists. Several victims of illegal surveillance have been identified in Hungary, where the government has initially denied being NSO Group's client, before recognizing having bought this software.

In Hungary, the power targets journalists and press patrons

European law "makes it possible to adopt targeted sanctions against entities that are considered to be responsible for violations of law to be detrimental to the objectives of foreign policy and EU security, which includes attacks on freedom of association, freedom of opinion and freedom of expression, "writes associations. "These rights have been violated on multiple occasions using NSO Group's technology. »

After the Pegasus scandal, Israel back on spyware and reduces the list of authorized countries

 After the Pegasus scandal, Israel back on spyware and reduces the list of authorized countries © provided by Clubic project Pegasus Israel announced to reduce the list of countries that will benefit from the surveillance software of its companies, this which should push NSO a little more in the crisis. More than 4 months after the exposure of the Scandal Pegasus , Israel made an important decision, which could put in parentheses the future of the NSO company, now sulphurous publisher of the spyware.

Several European clients

NSO Group was placed at the beginning of November on the black list of the US State Department for similar reasons, a sanction that drastically limits the commercial relations that the US company can maintain with customers or suppliers. American.

Pegasus case: NSO Group placed on black list by the United States Commerce

Department in Europe, several investigations are underway, but no sanction has been decided against the company. In addition to Hungary, several other countries are, or been, NSO Group clients - without this means that these countries have all been an illegal use of Pegasus. In addition to Germany, several Union countries have purchased access to the software, according to the information of the world.

Despite NSO Group's approaches, France has chosen at the end of 2020 not to buy spyware pegasus

Macron, Future President of the European Union ... in the campaign for the French Presidency .
© Copyright 2021, Obs He first talked about Europe and nothing but from Europe. An hour during. The time of a layout in which the Head of State has exposed his vision of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PFEU) which will begin on January 1, for a period of six months.

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