Pegasus is designed to take advantage of the capabilities of modern phones as powerful computing and communication devices. Photograph: Joe Safet/AFP

“I felt violated, insecure. I feared for the safety of my family, kids and wife. I also thought about the diplomats and activists I was in contact wit(...)

Frontline Defenders reported that the controversial spyware programme Pegasus, made by the Israeli company NSO, had been found on the phones of six Palestinian human rights activists working for established non-governmental groups. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

Charities operating in the West Bank and Gaza, and with Palestinians elsewhere in the region, provide essential services to displaced and vulnerable p(...)

 The homepage of Israel’s NSO Group which manufactures the Pegasus spyware, on display in Paris. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

The controversial spyware programme Pegasus, from Israeli company NSO, has been found on the phones of six Palestinian human rights activists working (...)