Amnesty calls for moratorium on surveillance technology

Dawn | Jul 25, 2021 at 9:02 AM
  • In a Friday statement, the NGO warned of “the devastating impact of the poorly regulated spyware industry on human rights worldwide”.
  • The NSO Group’s Pegasus software — able to switch on a phone’s camera or microphone and harvest its data — is at the centre of a storm after a list of about 50,000 potential surveillance targets was leaked to rights groups.
  • Amnesty International and French media nonprofit Forbidden Stories collaborated with a clutch of media companies to analyse and publish the list.