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Canada Pegasus. Angela Merkel requires more restrictions on the sale of spyware

15:25  22 july  2021
15:25  22 july  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Pegasus: Many reactions and complaint deposits in the world

 Pegasus: Many reactions and complaint deposits in the world © Thomas Samson AFP / file The survey has demonstrated that at least 180 journalists have been victims of techno-surveillance in India, Mexico, Rwanda, but also in Hungary, the only European country of the list. The Pegasus project, this gigantic espionage scandal revealed on Monday after months of investigation, provoked indignation, criticism and diplomatic tensions in the world. Tens of thousands of people have been spied by a powerful software marketed by an Israeli private company.

La chancelière allemande Angela Merkel lors d’une conférence de presse à Berlin, le 22 juillet 2021. © Hannibal Hanschke / AFP The German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a press conference in Berlin, July 22, 2021.

Responding to the Scandal of the Pegasus case highlighted possible cyber attacks on policy phones, German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls to restrict the sale of spyware.

Chancellor German Angela Merkel asked Thursday, July 22 more restrictions on the sale of spyware like Pegasus , used to spy on journalists , rights defenders and political figures according to recent revelations.

Read also: "Pegasus project". An "exceptional" defense council this morning around the spyware

restrict sales

"It is important" that such software "do not arrive between bad hands" and "it should not sell these softwares At countries where the monitoring of operations (listening) by justice may not be guaranteed "," said Angela Merkel at a press conference.

Pegasus: Israel, fearing diplomatic consequences, creates a commission

 Pegasus: Israel, fearing diplomatic consequences, creates a commission © Emmanuel Dunand AFP / file Limit the damage of this case, it is now the goal that the Israeli government has set, as shymed left. Hear the Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz. in Israel, the Pegasus affair continues to make noise. The Israeli authorities are afraid that the spyware scandal has diplomatic consequences and set up a commission to verify responsibilities in this case.

Organizations forbidden Stories and Amnesty International have obtained a list of 50,000 telephone numbers, selected by the customers of the Israeli Giant of NSO cybersecurity since 2016 to be potentially monitored, and shared it with a 17 media consortium. revealed his existence on Sunday.

An "urgent need"

revelations pushed the NGO Reporters Without Borders to request a moratorium on these sales. UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet also claimed Monday a better "regulation" of the transfer and monitoring technologies, seeing an "urgent need" to provide "a strict control and authorization ".

The French President Emmanuel Macron, the King of Morocco Mohammed VI and the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan are on the list of Pegasus potential targets, as more than 180 journalists around the world that would have been spyeled by different states having access to this spyware.

introduced into a smartphone, it allows to recover the messages, photos, contacts, and activate at distances the microphones.

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