NSA Leaker: Israeli Tech Helped Saudis Kill Journalist

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Michael Beer holds a poster during a rally about the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Embassy of Saudi Arabia on Oct. 10, 2018, in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.

In a video address Tuesday to a group of Israeli journalists and other guests, fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden slammed Israel’s burgeoning cyber-surveillance industry, singling out the Herzliya-based company NSO Group for his harshest criticism.

Suggesting a link between the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi use of NSO Group’s Pegasus software, Snowden asked the Israeli audience, “How is it that we have… industries in developed countries using their powers not for saving lives but for making money to such an extent and to such a level of recklessness and irresponsibility that it actually starts costing lives?”

Snowden described Israel’s NSO Group as “the worst of the worst” of cyber-surveillance companies, and said its “entire business is based on the idea of developing digital burglary tools.”

 

 

Read more at Times of Israel.

{Matzav.com}

4 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s see how this works.
    The journalist walked in of his own accord into the Saudi embassy deliberately to engage with someone, yet this article proposes that if it wasn’t for the alleged surveillance technology then the Saudi Embassy would not have known he was there and so wouldn’t have known to kill him.
    What am I missing here?

  2. Sessions is gone, now it’s Mike Roger’s turn. He illegally leaked the name of private citizen Michael Flynn to the big crook himself, James Comey. Mike Rogers has got to go!

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