Supreme Court Lets WhatsApp Lawsuit Against Spyware Maker NSO Group Move Forward
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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Israeli spyware maker NSO Group’s bid to derail a high-profile lawsuit filed by the WhatsApp messaging service, leaving in place lower court rulings against the firm.
WhatsApp claims that NSO targeted some 1,400 users of the encrypted messaging service with highly sophisticated spyware and is trying to block NSO from Facebook platforms and servers and recover unspecified damages. WhatsApp says at least 100 of the users connected to its lawsuit were journalists, rights activists, and civil society members.
In November, journalists from an investigative news outlet in El Salvador also sued NSO in a U.S. court after Pegasus spyware was detected on their iPhones. (Associated Press)
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