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Human Rights Activists, Journalists Urge Action Against Commercial Spyware

Government and the tech industry must work together to protect U.S. citizens from being targeted with commercial spyware like Pegasus, which last year was revealed to have infected the iPhones of numerous government officials, human rights activists, journalists and others, experts told the US House Intelligence Committee. In the rare open hearing, the committee heard testimony from John Scott-Railton, senior researcher for Citizen Lab, the University of Toronto-based research group that first discovered the spyware; Shane Huntley, director of Google’s threat analysis group; and Carine Kanimba, an activist whose phone was targeted with the Pegasus spyware.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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