• This studio photographic illustration shows a smartphone with the website of Israel's NSO Group which features 'Pegasus' spyware, on display in Paris on July 21, 2021. Picture: AFP

    Israel tells France it takes spyware scandal seriously

    Pegasus can switch on a phone's camera or microphone and harvest its data, and is at the centre of a storm after a list of about 50,000 potential surveillance targets worldwide was leaked to human rights groups.

  • A ball of fire erupts from a building in Gaza City's Rimal residential district on 16 May 2021, during massive Israeli bombardment on the Hamas-controlled enclave. Picture: Bashar TALEB/AFP

    HRW accuses Israel, Hamas of 'apparent war crimes' in Gaza conflict

    In a report released Tuesday, HRW said it had investigated three Israeli attacks that 'killed 62 Palestinian civilians where there were no evident military targets in the vicinity,' interviewing Palestinians in Gaza and analysing data from the sites and digital imagery.

  • This studio photographic illustration shows a smartphone with the website of Israel's NSO Group which features 'Pegasus' spyware, on display in Paris on July 21, 2021. Picture: AFP

    Israel appoints commission to review Pegasus-maker NSO

    Pegasus has been implicated in possible mass surveillance of journalists, human rights defenders and 14 heads of state. Their phone numbers were among some 50,000 potential surveillance targets on a list leaked to rights group Amnesty International and Paris-based Forbidden Stories.

  • FILE: A Saudi national flag in the capital Riyadh. Picture: Fayez Nureldine /AFP

    Saudi Arabia denies Pegasus spyware allegations

    Saudi Arabia was one of a number of governments around the world accused of using Pegasus spyware to monitor the activities of dissidents and other critics, following an investigation by a consortium of media companies.