Pegasus Report: military-grade spyware used to hack journalists, activists and business execs

The Washington Post and 16 media partners report Israeli NSO Group’s Pegasus military-grade spyware was used to hack smartphones of select journalists, rights activists and business executives. The story, which NSO Group disputes, says these were included on a list of 50,000+ numbers concentrated in countries that surveil private citizens.

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Yelp to Sell Off-Site Ads Based on Visitor Behavior

July 20, 2021

Yelp doesn’t rely on surveillance-based advertising, but they’d like to change that. They have launched a program to target ads at Yelp visitors on non-Yelp platforms based on their Yelp activities. Yelp will serve the ads, so there’s not enough data sharing to break most privacy rules. Consumers may not agree: this recent Jebbit study found 53% of people object to personalized emails based on data they haven’t knowingly shared.

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Meltwater Combines with Microsoft to Create an Integrated Communication Insights Solution

February 20, 2024

Meltwater, a provider of media, social and consumer intelligence, announced it is partnering with Microsoft on an integrated communications insights solution. The partnership will integrate the data from Meltwater’s listening tools with Microsoft’s AI-driven capability to deliver data “as dialogue.” Microsoft will use Meltwater as its provider of global intelligence, while Meltwater has made a multi-year commitment to Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform.

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