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Israeli probe finds no sign of police abuse in spyware case

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli investigation found “no indication” that police illegally hacked the mobile phones of dozens of public figures, the Justice Ministry announced Monday, contradicting the key...

Lawyers in Netanyahu trial say no illegal phone taps found

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prosecutors in the high-profile corruption case against former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that police have found no unlawful use of phone surveillance technology ag...

Ex-Israeli police chief dismisses claims of spyware hacking

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former police chief said Wednesday that recent allegations about police using sophisticated spyware to hack the phones of prominent officials and protesters have “no bearing ...

Israel's police chief cuts short UAE trip over spyware probe

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's police commissioner cut short an official foreign trip Tuesday and rushed home to deal with a growing scandal over reports of illegal spying, including on members of f...

Report: Israel police used spyware on Netanyahu's son, aides

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police illegally spied on the phones of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son and members of his inner circle, a local newspaper reported Monday. The report prompted ...

Reports of spyware use on key witness roil Netanyahu trial

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli police allegedly used sophisticated spyware against a key witness in the corruption trial of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli media reported, j...

Business Highlights: Meta's profit slips, CNN president out

___ Shares of Facebook parent Meta plunge 22% on lower profits MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Meta, the company that owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, saw its stock...

FBI confirms it bought spyware from Israel's NSO Group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has confirmed purchasing NSO Group's powerful spyware tool Pegasus, whose chronic abuse to surveil journalists, dissidents and human rights activists has long been establishe...

Israeli police: Possible improper surveillance by our own

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national police force on Tuesday said it had found evidence pointing to improper use of sophisticated spyware by its own investigators to snoop on Israeli citizens' phones. ...

Pegasus scandal: In Hungary, journalists sue state over spyware

When Szabolcs Panyi learned, in the spring of 2021, that the Pegasus spy software had been installed on his smartphone, the Hungarian investigative journalist knew it wasn't just a case of eavesdr...

Finnish diplomats' mobile devices hacked with spyware

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The mobile devices of Finnish diplomats working abroad have been hacked with the use of sophisticated spyware, Finland's government said Friday, and the Nordic country's spy chief sai...

Rights group says Lebanese staffer targeted with NSO spyware

BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that one of its senior staff members was targeted last year with spyware designed by the Israeli hacker-for hire company NSO Group. Th...

Two more Poles identified as victims of hacking with spyware

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two more Poles have been identified as victims of phone hacking with the notoriously powerful spyware from Israel’s NSO Group: an agrarian political leader at odds with Poland's ...

Ex-NSO chairman says departure unrelated to company turmoil

JERUSALEM (AP) — The former chairman of the NSO Group on Tuesday confirmed that he has left the Israeli spyware company but said his departure was planned months ago and was unconnected to the recent ...

Insider Q&A: Internet guardian Ron Deibert of Citizen Lab

BOSTON (AP) — The internet watchdog Citizen Lab has been remarkably effective in calling to account governments and private sector firms that use information technology to put people in peril. ...