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Now Apple has followed WhatsApp and its parent company Meta (formerly known as Facebook) in suing Pegasus spyware maker NSO Group. Along with promising new information about how NSO Group infected its targets iPhones, the company says it’s “seeking a permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services, or devices.”

Pegasus spyware is designed to let governments remotely access a phone’s microphones, cameras and other data on both iPhones and Androids, according to Apple’s press release. It’s also designed to be able to infect phones without requiring any action from the user, and without leaving a trace, according to reports that came out earlier this year from a journalistic coalition called the Pegasus Project

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