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Good news: US moves to shield Saudi crown prince in journalist killing
The Biden administration declared Thursday that Saudi Arabia's crown prince should be considered immune from a lawsuit over his role in the killing of a U.S.-based journalist, a turnaround from Joe Biden's passionate campaign trail denun...
Dutch MEP says illegal spyware ‘a grave threat to democracy’
European Commission wears ‘velvet gloves’ when dealing with spyware used on citizens, says chief of inquiry on hacking software, including Pegasus
Russia blames: "UK navy behind the terror attack which blew up Nord Stream". London denies involvement, but investigates how the information leaked
Russia has accused Britain of conspiring to blow up the Nord Stream gas pipes, claiming Liz Truss texted Antony Blinken after the explosion saying 'it's done.'
Liz Truss's personal phone was hacked by Russian agents. Top-secret negotiations between Truss and international allies downloaded
LIZ Truss’s personal phone was hacked by agents suspected of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin. They gained access to top-secret details of negotiations with key international allies – as well as private messages she exchanged...
Mexico probes whether Pegasus spyware purchases were legal
The Mexican attorney general's office said on Sunday it is investigating the purchase of Pegasus computer spyware by the previous administration and whether it was carried out legally.
Germany’s Scholz inks gas deal with United Arab Emirates
During two-day trip to the Middle East, the chancellor balanced securing energy supplies and raising human rights concerns.
Analysis: Saudi prince's Ukraine mediation signals 'useful' Russia ties
Saudi Arabia has won a diplomatic victory by securing freedom for foreign fighters captured in Ukraine, signalling the value of the crown prince's alliance with Russia to Western partners seeking to isolate Moscow over the war there, ana...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman not expected at Queen's funeral
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is no longer expected to attend the Queen's funeral, a UK Foreign Office source says.
Mohammed Bin Salman: Saudi prince's controversial invitation to the Queen's funeral
Britain's invitation to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and de facto ruler, Mohammed Bin Salman, to attend the Queen's funeral has sparked a storm of protest from human rights campaigners.
Top EU official calls for ‘judicial guarantees’ to stop abuse of spyware
‘We need an EU approach to end the malicious use’ of hacking tools, Commission vice president says.
EU and Greece veer toward standoff over wiretapping scandal
‘Democracy and rule of law are at stake,’ says MEP Saskia Bricmont.
CEO of Israeli NSO spyware company steps down amid shakeup
The CEO of Israeli spyware firm NSO Group, which has been accused of selling software allowing repressive governments to secretly eavesdrop on their critics, has stepped down as part of an internal reshuffle, the company said Sunday.
We can make our phones harder to hack but complete security is a pipe dream
Even the latest iPhone scare won’t persuade us to choose safety over convenience
British judge rules dissident can sue Saudi Arabia for Pegasus hacking
Ghanem Almasarir’s victory opens way for other hacking victims in UK to bring cases against foreign governments
Saudi woman given 34-year prison sentence for using Twitter
Salma al-Shehab, a Leeds University student, was charged with following and retweeting dissidents and activists
Spyware is huge threat to global human rights and democracy, expert warns
Cybersecurity expert Ron Deibert to testify to Canadian MPs about troubling spread of invasive surveillance tools
Austrian spy firm accused by Microsoft says hacking tool was for EU states
An Austrian firm which Microsoft (MSFT.O) said created malicious software that was detected on the computer systems of some of its clients in at least three countries has said its spying tool "Subzero" was for official use in EU states o...
On Paris trip, Saudi crown prince stays in the "world's most expensive home" — a chateau built by Jamal Khashoggi's cousin
During his trip to France to meet President Emmanuel Macron, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is staying at a lavish chateau dubbed "the world's most expensive home" when he purchased it in 2015.
Daughter of imprisoned Rwandan dissident: Governments must be ‘accountable’ for spyware use
Carine Kanimba, daughter of Paul Rusesabagina of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ fame, finds herself a surveillance target as she fights for her father’s release.
Saudi Arabia, Greece to sign energy deal, Crown Prince MBS says
Saudi’s Mohammed bin Salman is visiting Greece and France on a his first EU visit since the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The huge offer submitted by UAE to fund the Pegasus spyware - and the Israel's refusal for fearing the Americans reaction
During Biden's visit to the Middle East, representatives of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Jordan made it clear to the Americans that Israeli offensive cyber is now in danger of closing, which poses a danger to regional stability and the op...
On Khashoggi killing, Saudi prince says U.S. also made mistakes
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told President Joe Biden that Saudi Arabia had acted to prevent a repeat of mistakes like the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and that the United States had also made mistakes, including in Iraq, a ...
Apple launches Lockdown Mode to block spyware attacks on at-risk users
Apple: The new feature will be available in the autumn and comes after its devices were successfully targeted. We recommend not to trust Apple. Protecting users was never their priority, and their OS is not secure even now, so many years...
Top US court seeks Biden input on lawsuit against Israel’s NSO
Supreme Court asks Justice Department to say whether spyware firm is immune from WhatsApp lawsuit over alleged hacking.
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