Pegasus spyware: French President Macron switches phone – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes PARIS: Hungary, Israel and Algeria on Thursday probed allegations that Israeli-made spyware was used on journalists, rights activists and 14 heads of state, as French leader Emmanuel Macron ordered tighter security and changed his phone over espionage concerns. President Macron — whose name was on a list of alleged targets — ordered “a strengthening of … Read more

Macron calls national security meeting to discuss Pegasus spyware – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron has called a national security meeting on Thursday morning to discuss the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware after reports about its use in France emerged this week, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said. “The president is following this subject closely and takes it very seriously,” Attal told France Inter radio, adding that the … Read more

50,000 phone numbers worldwide on list linked to Israeli spyware: Reports – Times of India

Reading Time: 9 minutes WASHINGTON: An Israeli firm accused of supplying spyware to governments has been linked to a list of 50,000 smartphone numbers, including those of activists, journalists, business executives and politicians around the world, according to reports Sunday. Israel’s NSO Group and its Pegasus malware have been in the headlines since at least 2016, when researchers accused … Read more

Why Cuba seems to be on brink of another revolution – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes Early on Thursday, Cuban-American rapper Pitbull tweeted a “message to the world” about Cuba. “If you don’t understand what’s going on, then you need to wake the f#@k up,” he said in an impassioned 2-minute speech that had clocked many thousands of likes by morning. So, what’s going on in Cuba? A ‘life and death’ … Read more

Joe Biden headed to Florida to grieve with families of condo collapse – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, planned to travel on Thursday to Surfside, Florida, site of the deadly condominium collapse, to offer condolences to families of those killed and missing as the casualty toll climbed. Biden, whose personal experience with tragedy has been a hallmark of his political career, will reprise … Read more

Two Saudi women’s rights activists released from prison – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes DUBAI: Two Saudi women’s rights campaigners have been released from prison, three years after a sweeping crackdown by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman targeting female activists who’d peacefully advocated for greater freedoms, rights groups said Sunday. It now appears that all the women’s rights activists detained in the 2018 sweep have now been released from … Read more