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How Mexico’s traditional political espionage went high-tech

Click here to view full article MEXICO CITY — In 2017, investigators discovered traces of Pegasus spyware on the phones of several Mexican journalists and civic activists. A person familiar with NSO’s operations in Mexico, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters, said the company terminated Pegasus contracts with several Mexican clients at least two years ago, after seeing news reports of human-rights abuses and the phone-tapping of journalists.