France’s Emmanuel Macron Changes Phone Over Pegasus Scandal

Reading Time: 7 minutes “Emmanuel Macron’s got several phone numbers. This does not mean he has been spied on,” Official Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has changed his mobile phone and phone number in light of the Pegasus spyware case, a presidency official said on Thursday, in one of the first concrete actions announced in relation to the scandal. … Read more

Israeli Lawmaker Eyes Pegasus Export Curbs As France’s Macron Convenes Cabinet

Reading Time: 6 minutes Israel has appointed an inter-ministerial team to assess reports published since Sunday. Jerusalem: Israel’s parliamentary review panel may recommend changes to defence export policy over high-profile allegations that spyware sold by Israeli cyber firm NSO Group has been abused in several countries, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday. Among suspected targets of NSO’s Pegasus software … Read more

Did France’s Macron Ask Those Refusing Vaccine To Stay Home? A Fact-Check

Reading Time: 7 minutes Emmanuel Macron has called for stricter rules on vaccination in France New Delhi: A tweet went viral on social media claiming French President Emmanuel Macron has asked those who refused the Covid vaccine to stay at home. A quick fact-check however reveals this is fake news. Journalist Selvaggia Lucarelli shared an Instagram post featuring a … Read more

Israel firm NSO says Macron not targeted by Pegasus spyware – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes HERZLIYA: An official at Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group said Wednesday that the firm’s controversial Pegasus spyware tool was not used to target French President Emmanuel Macron. The comments came as Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urged Israel to suspend exports of the spying technology after heads of state — including Macron — and scores of … Read more

Turnout low as France votes in new Macron, Le Pen test – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes PARIS: France was voting in the second round of regional elections Sunday seen as a test for centrist President Emmanuel Macron and the far-right of Marine Le Pen, but with voter participation so far showing no improvement from the woeful first phase turnout. The June 20 first round saw Macron’s ruling party suffer another poll … Read more