Israel’s special relationship with the United States has given it a free pass for atrocities in Gaza. But, beyond this, in an era of legal gray zones in the area of online disinformation operations, the country’s private spy community has been given carte blanche to covertly meddle in a host of nations.
An investigation into the use of software manufactured and sold to the Mexican government by the Israeli company NSO Group, has stalled following alleged interference by corrupt officials and a refusal to cooperate by the US.
Since at least 2013, there has been evidence that the Mexican government possesses sophisticated surveillance technology. But it was not until 2016, with the case dubbed