Pegasus: the spyware technology that threatens democracy

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  • Pegasus spyware is capable of bypassing your phone's security and gaining complete access to your device - including emails, messages, GPS location, photos, video, and your phone's microphone. A Guardian investigation can now reveal widespread abuse of the Pegasus technology by government clients around the world who purchased the spyware from its Israeli manufacturer - the NSO Group. People who were selected as possible targets include journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders.
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  • The Guardian
    The Guardian  15 days ago +96

    Find out more about the Pegasus project here ► www.theguardian.com/news/series/pegasus-project

    • matt prior
      matt prior 10 days ago

      And yet it comes from a country which falls under the western democratic group .
      Imagine the cry out if China , Russia or North Korea did it .

    • Quark
      Quark 11 days ago +1

      @Elizabeth Csicsery-Ronay And the media. Go look up who owns the majority.

    • Elizabeth Csicsery-Ronay
      Elizabeth Csicsery-Ronay 11 days ago +1

      @Quark It's more the governments and the tech companies.

    • Kamruzzaman Hossain
      Kamruzzaman Hossain 12 days ago

      Does it work without internet?

    • Anas Aar
      Anas Aar 13 days ago +1

      First you have to fix your map for Morocco than you can talk about our free and democratic nation "Morocco". A lot of lies and bull**it about Morocco

  • horrnett
    horrnett Hour ago

    are you saying that US govt doesn't use Pegasus 🤔....they are the mother of all spy.

  • ale goon
    ale goon 8 hours ago

    Read the article you made that talked about plastic and how it kills our marine life, which I don’t disagree with it’s a massive animal rights issue, but it’s funny how no article includes the consumption of fish, which is 1-3 trillion a year, uncomprehendingly bigger than what plastic does, and the millions of tons that’s fed to live stock, somehow we’re taking out the fish with our own hands more than plastic could ever do

  • Danae Tulabut
    Danae Tulabut 12 hours ago

    Our privacy iis threathened

  • ʀᴀᴀᴊ R̤̈ä̤ä̤j̤̈

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  • Hadi Hassan
    Hadi Hassan Day ago

    What exactly was going to be a healthy use of Pegasus?

  • Cujfugvj Hffhchch

    And we still can’t catch criminal !!!

  • Rajat Gupta
    Rajat Gupta Day ago +1

    Look into your own closet, you're so called confidential sources!

  • SCDeerAddict
    SCDeerAddict 2 days ago +2

    Dominion and No Voter ID Laws: The technology and policy failure that threatens our Constitutional Republic

  • royalxxxg G
    royalxxxg G 2 days ago

    This is real journalism.

  • Michal K
    Michal K 2 days ago

    lol this was very clear at NSO that Pegasus will be used against freedom of speech, peoples privacy etc. Nobody really buy those dumb plain words about terrorism right? We all know Taliban, Al kaida and others don't use smartphones for this exact reasons for decades.

  • Manda Bathram
    Manda Bathram 2 days ago +1

    The country like Israel and china is always a threat to humankind. It should be burned to the ground for the welfare of world

  • Basem
    Basem 2 days ago

    Not surprised that it’s Israeli 😂😂

  • Suhas Dalvi
    Suhas Dalvi 3 days ago

    Misleading title. Even Guns, knives, religion have been threatening democracy since the advent of these tools. A thought can be used to elevate consciousness or go downhill why go behind Pegasus.

  • White Dervish
    White Dervish 3 days ago

    Go back to 80s lifestyle

  • Neil Hallett
    Neil Hallett 3 days ago +2

    Who's still for internet banking and "their" cash-less society?

  • Elisha David
    Elisha David 3 days ago

    *TEARS 😭 ÓF JOY CAME BACK TÖ MY EYES IN JUST 30 MINUTES I MET WAGCRACKS*

    • Pramila Shaktawat
      Pramila Shaktawat 3 days ago

      🔵 SERCH ADITYA RATHORE, HE ALSO MAKES INFORMATIVE CONTENT LIKE GUARDIAN ON U-TUBE🔵

  • Cyprian Toluene
    Cyprian Toluene 3 days ago

    Nothing really helped until I met the hacker JOSSYTOLUEN on IG who finally provided me access to my spouse phone calls and texts messages, the hacker have done a great job...

  • Dallas Boring News
    Dallas Boring News 3 days ago

    Glad.I bought an Android.

  • Jay Walker
    Jay Walker 3 days ago

    1984

  • Licentious Bastard
    Licentious Bastard 3 days ago

    It's fascinating to me how upset people were by the nsa's simple collection of data about phone calls and the lack of concern about corporate and private use of information gathering technology. Just more testimony to the stupidity of the masses.

    • Licentious Bastard
      Licentious Bastard 3 days ago

      @Pramila Shaktawat Why are you screaming?

    • Pramila Shaktawat
      Pramila Shaktawat 3 days ago

      ⬜ SERCH ADITYA RATHORE, HE ALSO MAKES INFORMATIVE CONTENT LIKE GUARDIAN ON U-TUBE⬜

  • Meep P
    Meep P 3 days ago

    Down with Modi and the RSS!

    • Pramila Shaktawat
      Pramila Shaktawat 3 days ago

      🏀 SERCH ADITYA RATHORE, HE ALSO MAKES INFORMATIVE CONTENT LIKE GUARDIAN ON U-TUBE🏀

  • ماشاء الله تبارك الله

    اسراءيل تتحدى الملك
    مهبولة هاذي

  • Trebo
    Trebo 4 days ago

    you mean just like google and fb.

  • DE_C1pher
    DE_C1pher 4 days ago

    It’d be funny to see how fast America would react if Russia obtained Pegasus

  • jack man
    jack man 4 days ago

    Thanks Guardian for this work.

    • Pramila Shaktawat
      Pramila Shaktawat 3 days ago

      🔸SERCH ADITYA RATHORE, HE ALSO MAKES INFORMATIVE CONTENT LIKE GUARDIAN ON U-TUBE🔸

  • Chepuri Naresh
    Chepuri Naresh 4 days ago

    In india more politicians were afraid of this 💀 app..

  • Mest Ernest
    Mest Ernest 4 days ago

    Let assume they are doing it.
    Do you have proof, like transaction, PO, contract, computer Mac and IP address, time,date when pegasus was sent to target phones with source IPs and location coordinates, or it's just broadcasting News without sending the fact

  • Nikita Brissett
    Nikita Brissett 4 days ago

    Instead of spending your time searching for a method to hack into someone's whatsapp account, I'll make it really simple for you. Google this site - whazzak and thank me later.

  • Achintya Nath Sexena

    So USA and UK don't have their versions of Pegasus and don't spy on individuals? What nonsense.

    • Pramila Shaktawat
      Pramila Shaktawat 3 days ago

      🏉 SERCH ADITYA RATHORE, HE ALSO MAKES INFORMATIVE CONTENT LIKE GUARDIAN ON U-TUBE🏉

  • ronald lynchdem
    ronald lynchdem 5 days ago

    so Smart phones are the problem..... nokia 101 the way to go

  • Ahsan Atique
    Ahsan Atique 5 days ago

    So we are just ignoring the fact that NSO group is an Israeli company, funded in part by the IT ministry and partially controlled (board of governors) by ex-Musad/military personnel. Or Israel just gets a special for instigating terrorism?

  • Bhaskar Kumar
    Bhaskar Kumar 5 days ago

    Not a new thing... spying is going on like this since internet came to existence.
    Stop this drama!

  • Susan
    Susan 5 days ago

    It would see that I never leave the house and never make or receive calls or texts.

  • meekshallinherit
    meekshallinherit 5 days ago

    I am watching designated survivor on Netflix.... it has episodes concerning this....

  • angel lopez
    angel lopez 5 days ago

    that's so liberal and progressive. I love it! :DDDD

  • Rolli Palakpak
    Rolli Palakpak 5 days ago

    This world is not safe to lived hahhah

  • Mohamed Awad
    Mohamed Awad 5 days ago

    Does anyone know how to use carrier pigeons ?? :D

  • PLUTO 999
    PLUTO 999 5 days ago

    SUS.

    AMOgus ඞ

  • Iris Essex
    Iris Essex 5 days ago +2

    Imagine when they have 5G country to country we will be in a surveillance prison.

  • lounis chemakh
    lounis chemakh 5 days ago

    Bel élue el athime nous ancêtre sont sacrifiés pour libéré les gens du Nord 21 ème siècle en y es des berbère juifs enfants de désert frontières barrés cad " hajar home"

  • Birkaran Singh gill
    Birkaran Singh gill 5 days ago

    I've got the solution


    Get a flip flop with no camera and no internet.

  • Raz Khan
    Raz Khan 5 days ago

    2

  • Raz Khan
    Raz Khan 5 days ago

    Nice

  • Raz Khan
    Raz Khan 5 days ago

    No

  • Raz Khan
    Raz Khan 5 days ago

    Yes

  • Raz Khan
    Raz Khan 5 days ago

    No

  • Raz Khan
    Raz Khan 5 days ago

    Yes