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US News Pegasus Project: Amnesty International calls for a moratorium on using cybersurveillance technologies

19:05  24 july  2021
19:05  24 july  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

journalist organizations require information about use of spies

 journalist organizations require information about use of spies Berlin. After the revelations about the use of the Pegasus software for spending journalists, activists and oppositional worldwide, the German journalist Association demands Enlightenment. © Sebastian Gollnow Symbol image. According to new reports on the use of an exhaust software against activists and reporters, German journalist associations have demanded education and countermeasures.

The NGO Amnesty International requests this Saturday a moratorium on the sale and use of monitoring technologies before the establishment of a regulatory framework

La secrétaire générale d'Amnesty International Agnès Callamard, à Paris le 6 avril 2021. © Hristophe ENA / AP / SIPA Amnesty International Agnès Callamard, in Paris on April 6, 2021. Espionage - NGO Amnesty International requests this Saturday a moratorium on the sale and use of monitoring technologies Before setting up an

regulatory framework while the revelations on PEGASUS spying software multiply, the NGO Amnesty International denounces this Saturday "a global human rights crisis" and requests a moratorium on The sale and use of surveillance technologies.

More than 50,000 mobile phone numbers: activists and journalists worldwide wired worldwide

 More than 50,000 mobile phone numbers: activists and journalists worldwide wired worldwide revelations about the worldwide spying on journalists, activists and oppositionals by state jobs have taken care of outrage. "If it is true, then it is completely unacceptable," said on Monday EU Commission Chefs Ursula von der Leyen. It reacted to reports that used intelligence services and policeholders of several countries used the advanced spies of an Israeli company to tap mobile phones. © dpa The allegations are directed against the Israeli software provider NSO.

The NGO alerts in a statement on "devastating effects on human rights all over the world of a low-regulated cybersurvence sector".

"A dangerous sector that has been working for too long with the limit of legality"

The revelations of the Pegasus project "clearly show the dangers and damage to which are exposed to people illegally targeted," said Agnès Callamard, Secretary General. Amnesty International.

Israeli NSO company, which has designed the software, "is a company among others. This is a dangerous sector that has been working for too long on the limit of legality, "says Amnesty.

"It is absolutely urgent that the regulation of the cybersurveillance sector (...) and the control of this area very opaque", estimates the NGO.

Morocco: Omar Rad's investigative journalist sentenced to six years in prison

 Morocco: Omar Rad's investigative journalist sentenced to six years in prison © Fadel Senna / AFP the mother of Journalist Omar Radi, accused of "foreign funding", "undermining the internal security of the state", And "rape", at a gathering of support in Casablanca, on September 22, 2020. among the journalists who were spied via the Pegasus software, there is, in Morocco, Omar Radi. Investigative journalist, known for his corruption surveys, Omar Radi was sentenced to six years in prison by a Casablanca court. It was continued for two different cases, but judged jointly.


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an immediate moratorium

Amnesty International requests that a moratorium be "immediately introduced on export, The sale, transfer and use of surveillance technologies until a human rights regulatory framework is put in place ".

"The fact that senior politicians have been taken in the nets of surveillance technologies, hopefully, finally alert the states around the world on the imperious need to react by regulating this sector", writes l 'NGO.

"If the leaders of the planet are thus targeted, it further confirms that the rights of all persons, including those of the human rights activists, journalists and lawyers, are in danger, "says Amnesty.

Journalists, political and targeted activists

introduced into a smartphone, the Pegasus software allows you to retrieve messages, photos, contacts, and remotely activate the microphones.

Case Pegasus: Investigation Open in Paris, Macron and the King of Morocco Among the targets

 Case Pegasus: Investigation Open in Paris, Macron and the King of Morocco Among the targets L E President French Emmanuel Macron and the King of the Morocco Mohammed VI appear on the list of potential targets of the Pegasus software, have revealed Tuesday members of the consortium who revealed this spying scandal of journalists, activists or political figures the case, revealed Sunday, is now in the hands of French justice which opened an investigation on Tuesday to examine the complaint Spiped journalists using the Software of the Israeli NSO firm.

Organizations forbidden Stories and Amnesty International have obtained a list of 50,000 phone numbers, selected by NSO clients since 2016 to be potentially monitored, and shared it with a consortium of 17 media that revealed its existence on Sunday.

The list of potential targets includes numbers of at least 180 journalists, 600 men and women politicians, 85 human rights activists or 65 business leaders, according to the consortium's analysis - which has locked it a lot. Morocco, in Saudi Arabia or Mexico.

The world and Radio France, members of the consortium, revealed that an Emmanuel Macron's telephone line was part of the "numbers selected by a Moroccan state security service (...) for piracy potential."

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Israel assures France take the Pegasus affair "seriously" .
© Copyright 2021, Obs The Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz assured Wednesday, July 28 to his French counterpart Florence Parly that his country took "at Serious "espionage allegations for Israeli PEGASUS software, suspected of being used in particular against President Emmanuel Macron. Benny Gantz has "addressed the NSO subject [Israeli Cybersecurity Society of Pegasus] and declared that Israel took the allegations seriously," said the Israeli Defense Ministry in a statement.

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