Is Fighting Cyber-Espionage Against Dissidents Getting Difficult?

Spying on opposition leaders, dissidents and critics has always been a norm in countries ruled by right-wing, fascist or authoritarian governments. The latest method has been to use emerging technologies which penetrate email accounts or smartphones and acquire all information about such activists, politicians, or scribes.

One of them is the Pegasus spyware, developed by an Israeli defence company, which can be surreptitiously installed in a target’s smartphone. It is able to read messages, geolocate and secretly turn on the device’s camera and microphone.

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