World : Countries where phones spy

A publication from the University of Toronto indicates that many public institutions have carried out espionage tasks using the company Circles

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The University of Toronto warned that various governments use a surveillance company to spy on citizens through citizen phones by implementing ‘software’.

According to the report from the University of Toronto, the company would have provided this controversial service in several Latin American nations, such as: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru Y Chile. States from other parts of the world also stand out: Denmark, Belgium, Serbia, Estonia; Morocco, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Botswana, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Estonia; Israel, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.

In the Latin American region, there are several public institutions involved in this revelation. These include: the Police of Chile, the Mexican Secretariat of the Navy, the Government of Durango, Honduran Intelligence and the Peruvian Intelligence offices.

In MexicoThis is not the first time that a national scandal linked to a possible act of espionage against the population has been uncovered. In fact, during Enrique Peña Nieto’s tenure, there were many questions about the use of the Pegasus system, from the Israeli company NSO Group,

It should be noted that in settings where there have been major popular revolts in recent months, such as Chile Y Peru, Governments can use these kinds of programs « to manipulate and silence the protest »

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