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Mexican privacy watchdog criticizes government over spyware

Feb. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's privacy watchdog said Wednesday that the federal Attorney General's Office stonewalled it for more than a year as it tried to investigate the government's use of powerful Israeli spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists. Commissioners of Mexico's Institute for...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Feb. 11, 2019 7:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Feb. 10, 2019 8:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

APNewsBreak: Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog

Jan. 26, 2019 2:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The researchers who reported that Israeli software was used to spy on Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's inner circle before his gruesome death are being targeted in turn by international undercover operatives, The Associated Press has found. Twice in the past two months, men...