New York Times: Internal Documents Show How Close the F.B.I. Came to Deploying Spyware

New York Times: Internal Documents Show How Close the F.B.I. Came to Deploying Spyware. “During a closed-door session with lawmakers last December, Christopher A. Wray, the director of the F.B.I., was asked whether the bureau had ever purchased and used Pegasus, the hacking tool that penetrates mobile phones and extracts their contents. Mr. Wray acknowledged that the F.B.I. had bought a license for Pegasus, but only for research and development.”

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