“The customers for Pegasus are states and state agencies” who may be “tempted to limit fundamental freedoms,” stated Israel’s NSO Group, two weeks before the global expose on the alleged misuse of the spyware.
“There are a wide variety of additional government-driven risks that could flow from our technologies. These could include rights associated with the legal and judicial process, such as freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention and similar abuses… as well as invasions of freedom of thought, conscience and religion, restrictions on freedom of movement or participation in civic life,” the NSO Group reportedly stated.
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NSO also said that for reasons such as human rights, corruption, and regulatory restrictions, it has pre-barred over 55 countries as clients.