What has Edward Snowden shouting “Story of the Year” but 17 news outlets joining forces to fight? Let’s learn more about the Israeli software firm Pegasus and how this company might have been tracking journalists from CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Associated Press, among other major mainstream outlets. More from Lisa Haven and Restricted Republic.
What is Pegasus? It’s a malware that infects IPhones and Android devices to enable operators of the tool to extract messages, photos and emails, record calls and secretly activate microphones. The manufacturers of the software say they are innocent. It’s the dirty regimes that buy the software that use it to eavesdrop on journalists, or exterminate dissidents or rule with an iron glove. More from Dan Bongino.