The breaches were not authorised by a Spanish judge and resulted in a significant amount of data being obtained from the mobile phones of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Defence Minister Margarita Robles.
The Olympics in Beijing were already under fire for the country's policies regarding its Uighur minority, but now its internal Olympics protocol is also under the spotlight.
Facebook owner Meta uncovers half a dozen private surveillance firms, mostly Israeli, saying all of them collectively targeted nearly 50,000 users across its platforms in more than 100 countries.
The disclosures revealed Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi among hundreds of other citizens selected for possible surveillance by the Modi government.
TikTok's decision comes weeks after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order giving Americans 45 days to stop doing business with video app's Chinese parent company, Bytedance.
WhatsApp has filed a complaint against NSO Group’s Pegasus software which was used in April and May 2019 to exploit a vulnerability in the communications company’s popular software to spy on dissidents, journalists, lawyers and more.
Company spokesman says the attack had "all the hallmarks of a private company that has been known to work with governments to deliver spyware that has the ability to take over mobile phone operating systems."
Internet watchdog Citizen Lab has so far counted some 175 targets of NSO – an Israeli surveillance company – spyware worldwide.
Apple confirms its found a fix for its security scare and issued a patch sealing the flaw on its iPhones and iPads.
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