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‘Pegasus Project’ Uncovers a Privacy Nightmare

Military-grade spyware designed by the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group, was used to hack 37 smartphones of journalists, human rights activists and politicians, according to an investigation by 17 news organizations and the journalism nonprofit Forbidden Stories. 

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COVID-19 Fuels Rise in East-West Cyberwarfare

Despite indictments, Russian saboteurs–some linked to the Russian military–have targeted millions of employees of major U.S. firms in a new escalation of East-West cyberwarfare. Chinese and North Korean hackers are also becoming a distributor of “weaponized” social media, according to security experts.

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World Leaders Asked to Prevent Social Media Use as ‘Weapon of Hate’

A May 15 Paris conference, co-sponsored by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron, will bring together national leaders and tech companies to focus on terrorists’ use of social media. One critic warned of overreaction to tragedies like the recent New Zealand mosque attacks, which were livestreamed by the shooter.