New details of how deadly Israeli technology—used to spy on Khashogi associates & other dissidents—made its way to Saudi. Note: the US firm behind the tech, Francisco Partners, wouldn’t answer questions. It’s backed by money from Goldman Sachs & Blackstone. Also, keep in mind: this technology is so dangerous—and it’s been reported to be in the hands of so many dangerous regimes—the Committee to Protect Journalist recently issued a safety advisory for journalists to be on alert.
NSO Group, which makes this spyware, claims to have a “Business Ethics Framework” & a “Business Ethics Committee.” No details about how those work have been made public, even as its technology is traced to Saudi Arabia.
Israeli Cyber Firm Negotiated Advanced Attack Capabilities Sale With Saudis, Haaretz Reveals
Just months before crown prince launched a purge against his opponents, NSO offered Saudi intelligence officials a system to hack into cellular phones
■ NSO: We abide the law, our products are used to combat crime and terrorism