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Israeli Spyware Maker NSO Beats Amnesty’s Bid to Quash Exports

July 13, 2020, 8:19 PM

NSO Group, an Israel-based spyware maker, can keep selling its technology internationally after a district court in Tel Aviv rejected a bid to revoke the company’s export license.

Tel Aviv District Court ruled Sunday that Amnesty International failed to provide enough evidence that NSO Group’s phone surveillance software was allegedly used to target one of the human rights group’s activists.

The ruling shows the challenge Amnesty and other NSO Group critics face in proving their claims about the company. NSO says says its technology assists governments worldwide in fighting terrorism and crime.

Amnesty in a 2019 petition sought to force...

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