Sophia Goodfriend: "Cyberespionage with Benefits"

Sophia Goodfriend

This summer a coalition of seventeen media organizations published a series of articles indicting the NSO Group, an Israeli cyberespionage company. The consortium of journalists, working in conjunction with civil society organizations like Amnesty International, alleged that thousands of dissidents, human rights workers, and opposition politicians around the world had been targeted by the NSO’s Pegasus spyware. Outrage over what a U.S. White House spokesperson condemned as “extrajudicial surveillance” echoed worldwide. Within Israel’s insular high-tech community, however, few seemed alarmed by the news.  Read more.