The advocacy group warns of ‘the devastating effects of human rights around the world in an unstable intelligence industry.’
Amnesty International has called for an end to the sale and use of spy technology, saying “the use of mobile phone malware by Israeli companies to spy on journalists, activists and leaders has” exposed the global human rights crisis. “
In a statement issued Friday, the non-governmental organization (NGO) warned of “serious consequences for human rights around the world.”
The NSO team’s Pegasus software can turn on the camera or microphone and collect the data – a list of about 50,000 monitoring targets for the rights group is in the storm center.
Amnesty International and French non-profit media have analyzed and published the list in collaboration with several media companies, including the Washington Post, Guardian and Le Monde.
French President Emmanuel Macron, who was on the list of suspected targets, had to change his phone number and number.
Amnesty International said in a statement that it not only exposes the threat and harm of illegally targeted individuals, but also the serious consequences for international human rights and the security of the digital environment in general.
The Israeli group NSO is “just one company.”
“This is a dangerous industry that has been on the edge of legitimacy for a long time. It cannot be allowed to continue,” he said.
We now need more regulation in the cyber-control industry, greater accountability for human rights violations and abuses, and more control over this shadow industry.
Amnesty calls for an immediate cessation of all export, sale, transfer and espionage technology as long as there is “a framework for respect for human rights.”
“We hope that the emergence of the world and other political leaders at the intersection of spyware technology will serve as a long-term warning for them and for governments around the world to strengthen and control this industry,” he said.
The list of targets includes at least 180 journalists, 600 politicians, 85 human rights activists, and 65 business leaders.
Nesoso insists that the software is intended only to combat terrorism and other crimes and will be sent to 45 countries by the Israeli government.