The Guardian reveals at this time an enormous information leak exhibiting greater than 50,000 telephone numbers that, since 2016, are believed to have been chosen as individuals of curiosity by authorities shoppers of NSO Group, which sells surveillance software program. Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based nonprofit journalism organisation, and Amnesty International initially had entry to the record and shared entry with 17 media organisations together with the Guardian. Greater than 80 journalists have labored collectively over a number of months as part of the Pegasus undertaking.
Investigative reporter Stephanie Kirchgaessner tells our new host Michael Safi how NSO Group’s shoppers have apparently chosen journalists, activists and politicians upfront of potential surveillance.
The Guardian’s head of investigations, Paul Lewis, tells Michael that the story started with an invitation to Paris from a French non-profit Forbidden Tales. It was there that Paul and his staff noticed the extent of the leaked information they’d take care of for months.
The pegasus undertaking has been reported by Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington, Paul Lewis, David Pegg, Dan Sabbagh and Sam Cutler in London, Nina Lakhani in Mexico Metropolis, Shaun Walker in Budapest, Angelique Chrisafis in Paris, Martin Hodgson in New York and Michael Safi.
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