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WhatsApp battle with Israeli software companies over encryption poised to move forward in US court

By Mike Swift
  • 16 Mar 2020 16:35
  • 16 Mar 2020 16:35
WhatsApp and Israeli security software company NSO Group Technologies appear poised to pursue a protracted court battle after all, over the messaging platform’s claim that NSO used malicious software to pierce the encryption on video calls to allow its customers to spy on journalists, human rights activists and others.

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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