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A photographic illustration shows a mobile phone near the NSO Group company logo on February 9, 2022 in the Israeli city of Netanya. Several spyware vendors, including one co-founded by an NSO employee, appear in a Meta report on the surveillance-for-hire industry. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Meta takes down surveillance-for-hire firms, calls for government action against the industry

The surveillance-for-hire industry is growing quickly as new firms crop up around the globe to meet market demand.
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A photographic illustration shows a mobile phone near the NSO Group company logo on February 9, 2022 in the Israeli city of Netanya. Several spyware vendors, including one co-founded by an NSO employee, appear in a Meta report on the surveillance-for-hire industry. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Will spyware maker NSO Group’s struggles reduce use of its eavesdropping tech? Critics doubt it.

The company announced layoffs and a reorganization on Sunday, but spyware researchers doubt that will reduce the use of its technology.
A photographic illustration shows a mobile phone near the NSO Group company logo on February 9, 2022 in the Israeli city of Netanya. Israel’s ground-breaking surveillance technology was once feted as a prized export bolstering diplomatic ties abroad, but reports the secret spyware was also turned on citizens at home has triggered domestic outrage. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Congress goes after spyware purveyors. Will it make a difference?

The crackdown on foreign commercial surveillance comes in the wake of high-profile attacks on diplomats and government officials abroad.
An Israeli woman uses her iPhone in front of the building housing the Israeli NSO group, on August 28, 2016, in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv. -(Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Apple ramps up war on spyware, a growing digital scourge

An Apple representative said that the company has alerted potential victims of highly targeted mercenary spyware in 150 countries.
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