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Developed by Israeli cyber company NSO Group, Pegasus sends "exploit links" to operators' targets, who can then access virtually all the phone's data and can even use the phone's camera to spy on conversations.

Saudi Arabia doesn’t officially recognize Israel, but its hackers are reportedly using Israeli spyware to target dissidents in foreign countries...

Canadian research laboratory Citizen Lab says it found Israeli spyware on a Saudi dissident and Canadian asylee's phone. The lab reports the spyware made by NSO Group is being used by Saudi-based operators, which may be a violation of criminal codes.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the New Colombo Plan Reception during the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, special summit on March 17, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Australia is hosting leaders from the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations during the 3-day special summit.

Canada’s parliament unanimously voted to strip Myanmar’s leader of her honorary citizenship

Canada has been doubling down on its criticism of human-rights abuses around the world. In August, it called out Saudi Arabia for arresting several prominant human-rights activists. Now Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is Canada's latest target in the crackdown.

Mahathir has gone on Twitter and YouTube to air his thoughts about the public caning of two women who pleaded guilty for attempting lesbian sex

The Malaysian leader posted a video on Twitter and YouTube to air his thoughts on the punishment.

Here’s why two Malaysian women were publicly whipped for lesbian acts

Malaysia’s case is unusual, as punishments for female homosexuality are historically scarce, and typically limited to a verbal reprimand.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

14 powerful human-rights groups write to Google demanding it kill plans to launch a China search engine

A group of 14 human-rights organizations have written a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding that Google kill plans to create a censored search engine in China. Code-named "Dragonfly," Google's plan to create a search engine compatible with China's stringent laws was revealed in August.

Canada fires back at Saudi Arabia for preparing to behead a female activist for the first time

The diplomatic feud between Canada and Saudi Arabia has escalated in recent weeks, and Canada is refusing to back down.

Saudi Arabia, which has been calling out Canada over women’s rights, may soon behead a female activist for the first time

Israa al-Ghomgham has been imprisoned since her arrest in December 2015. Two human-rights groups have told Business Insider that she was put on death row earlier this month, at about the same time Saudi Arabia launched a war of words with Canada.

Saudi Arabia calls Canada one of the world’s worst oppressors of women in bizarre crusade

In Canada, women have full legal rights to seek employment, access family planning and abortion services, and express their gender identities and sexual preferences as they see fit. In Saudi Arabia, women need permission to marry, get an advanced education or a job, or to travel abroad.

Marina Mahathir and others express outrage at the removal of LGBT activists’ portraits at Malaysian exhibition

Activists and political figures all around Malaysia have come out to show their support.