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Israel's Pegasus spyware: Tested in Palestine, Sold to the World | Al Araby - August 2021 |

NSO Group founders Omri Lavie, Shalev Hulio, and Niv Carmi are alumni of the Israel Defence Force Unit 8200 - the intelligence and cyber surveillance arm of the IDF. It comes as no coincidence that Israel is a major player in the high-tech surveillance industry.

Neve Gordon, Israeli professor and academic, told The Intercept that there are little to no legal limits on veterans "taking certain research ideas they worked on in the military and developing them". 

Prior to marketing the technology, Unit 8200 have been known to spy on Palestinians living in the West Bank following an open letter in 2014 from 43 soldiers who confessed to conducting invasive surveillance operations and subsequently refused assignment in a "moral duty to act".

They also wrote that "a large part of their work was unrelated to Israel's security or defence, but appeared designed to perpetuate the occupation by "infiltrating" and "controlling" all aspects of Palestinian life". 

Other invasive technologies are also used on Palestinians in Israel including AnyVision's biometric data collection through checkpoints, facial recognition drone technology, and excessive social media and internet monitoring.

Although it has been reported that Israel has even spied on its own citizens, Palestinians are unique in that they are not protected by basic right laws and recourse to justice, which make them prime candidates to experiment new technology on. 

Former GOP National Finance Chair, Eliott Broidy, and Convicted Mexican Billionaire, Brokered First Foreign Sale of NSO Group Malware to Mexico

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 8th, 2021 at 12:08:12 PM EST
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