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Israeli spyware maker NSO channels Hollywood spy thrillers in appeal for legal immunity in WhatsApp battle

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Re: Who cares?

Governments do this kind of thing all the time. I don't like it, you likely don't either, but this is still worse. When a government does it, it's used by that government for ends that can be predicted and it could theoretically be stopped if the populace were sufficiently motivated. When a company does it, they are selling tools to commit crimes to the highest bidder, meaning they have produced a larger number of threats which aren't as easily restrained. The governments at least purport to have some restrictions on what they can do with their toys, while NSO and corporate malware producers like them do not.

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