Pegasus Spyware, Macron, Russia’s Permafrost, Le Monde, mammoth graveyard: Latest Government/political news
French President Macron, Pakistani PM Khan and Iraqi President Salih are among leaders of nations who are targeted by Pegasus spyware, according to multiple news reports.
Three presidents, 10 prime ministers and a king were among those targeted by Pegasus spyware licensed by the private Israeli technology firm NSO Group, according to The Washington Post and partner news organisations in 10 countries.
The Guardian reports that Morocco, Rwanda, Mexico, India and the UAE are some of the countries that used Pegasus spyware to surveil world leaders. NSO Group has denied that Macron was targeted by the spyware, and Rwanda, Morocco and India have denied involvement in spying on journalists and politicians.
French President Macron, Pakistani PM Khan and Iraqi President Salih among leaders targeted by Pegasus spyware, according to Media reports.
– According to Le Monde, a Moroccan security service targeted President Macron and 15 then-members of government for surveillance in 2019
– Several other national leaders, including Pakistani PM Imran Khan and Iraqi President Barham Salih, were targeted with the spyware, according to the investigation
– Morocco has denied using Pegasus spyware and NSO Group has denied that Macron was targeted.
Russia’s permafrost is thawing and this is what it’s unveiling.
With temperatures in Russia heating up two and a half times faster than the rest of the world, permafrost which covers 65% of the country is thawing.
As the permafrost thaws, a mammoth graveyard and the carbon trapped beneath the surface are being unveiled .