Apple Corps has filed a lawsuit against Israeli company NSO Group in a US court. The lawsuit alleges that Apple users used NSO’s Pegasus spyware to hack their devices. Khabar Al-Jazeera.
In the lawsuit filed last Tuesday, Apple authorities described NSO as a “unprincipled tenant” of the 21st century. Apple alleges human rights are being violated through the use of cyber-surveillance technology.
Craig Federig, senior vice president of Apple’s software engineering division, said in a statement that millions of dollars were being spent on state-of-the-art surveillance technology by the state-owned NSO Group without any accountability. This approach needs to change.
The Israeli software maker claims that the technology is designed to monitor terrorists and criminals. A spokesman for the ASO Group said in a statement following Apple’s lawsuit that their organization would continue to support the truth.
The spokesman added that “terrorists can operate in shelters freely using technology.” We provide the government with a legitimate tool to fight it. ”
Al-Jazeera, a Middle East-based news outlet, reported that the NSO crisis was exacerbated by a series of lawsuits. The United States has already blacklisted the NSO in the Pegasus case. Pegasus spyware has been used to spy on the phones of many people including political leaders, social workers, journalists and bureaucrats in different countries of the world.
Magdalena Anderson, leader of the Social Democratic Party and current finance minister, has been elected Prime Minister of Sweden. She was elected the country’s first female prime minister in parliament on Wednesday. Earlier, at the very last moment, he confirmed the support. Anderson replaces outgoing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.
118 members of parliament voted for Anderson. 58 abstained. 164 people voted against him. One person is absent from voting.
According to Sweden’s constitution, the prime ministerial candidate does not need a majority in parliament. Opponents of the candidate run only if there are not more than 165 people.
The 54-year-old leader was elected leader of the ruling Social Democrats this month. His agreement with the Left was finalized last Tuesday. The Left Party has promised to support Anderson on the condition that the pension be increased.
Anderson had earlier confirmed the support of Green and Center parties, partners in the Social Democrats’ coalition. However, he had to face a big blow before yesterday’s vote in the parliament. MPs from both parties did not block Anderson’s bid to become prime minister, but threatened to withdraw support from the government if he was more sympathetic to the Left Party.
Anderson will take over as prime minister on Friday.
On November 10, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven resigned. He has been leading the Minority Alliance with the Green Party since 2014. Earlier this year, Stefan said he would resign before the September 2022 general election to give the party’s next leadership enough time.
US President Joe Biden has invited 110 countries to the Virtual Democracy Summit in December. The list includes Western allies as well as Iraq, India and Pakistan. The US State Department released the list last Tuesday. News AFP.
Although China was not invited to the conference, Taiwan was informed. Beijing has expressed anger over this. “China opposes inviting Taiwan to attend the so-called conference,” said Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry.