FIRST AREA OF UAE-ISRAEL COOPERATION: SPYING ON DISSIDENTS AND JOURNALISTS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

FIRST AREA OF UAE-ISRAEL COOPERATION: SPYING ON DISSIDENTS AND JOURNALISTS

OURCE: GEOPOLITICS ALERT
ABU DHABI (AMA) – ONCE AGAIN, MEDIA OUTLETS REVEAL ISRAELI COOPERATION WITH GULF COUNTRIES IN THE FIELD OF ESPIONAGE AND THE SALE OF SPECIAL CAPABILITIES AND EXPERTISE THAT WILL HELP GULF GOVERNMENTS TRACK DOWN DISSIDENTS. THE ISRAELI NSO COMPANY IN QUESTION IS ALSO MENTIONED IN A VERY IMPORTANT AND SENSITIVE TOPIC RELATED TO ITS ADVANCED SPYWARE, “PEGASUS,” WHICH ENABLES PENETRATION OF MOBILE PHONES.
This time, the Hebrew newspaper, Haaretz, discussed the issue of Israeli-Gulf cooperation in terms of espionage, stating that the NSO company recently sold programs to opponents like the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf countries. According to what the newspaper on Sunday, deals, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, were carried out through official mediation.

The report came to confirm that the Emirati normalization with Israel was an inevitable result of deep and sensitive cooperation between them.

WHAT IS NSO?
An Israeli technology company focuses on electronic intelligence. At the top of its services are to spy on and penetrate mobile phones, and to steal their data. It is founded in 2010 by Neve Carmi, Omri Lavie, and Shalev Hulio, and has about 500 employees at its headquarters in Herzliya near Tel Aviv. Its annual revenue reached about $40 million in 2013 and increased to $150 million by 2015. In June 2017, its owner, Francisco Partners Management, put it up for sale for one billion dollars and the deal completed in 2019.

NSO services are all over the world and deals with many governments, but its name has been associated with countries accused of widespread human rights violations, such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. It sold an old version of its program to the Mexico government in 2012 in order to combat drug trafficking gangs there. However, The New York Times said in 2016, that the authorities used the program to spy on opposed journalists and lawyers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How WONDERFUL!!

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA