Report: Police used spyware without warrant in Netanyahu case

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Report: Police used spyware without warrant in Netanyahu case
Police reportedly used invasive spyware without warrant on one of central figures in cases of former Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Police used an intrusive spyware program without the permission of one of the main people involved in the cases of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to an investigation currently underway at the Ministry of Justice, Channel 13 reported. According to the report, extensive mobile content that includes photos, phone numbers, correspondence history and use of various apps was extracted by the police without a proper warrant.

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Police hacked phone of key individual in Netanyahu cases without approval — report
Data reportedly uncovered by investigators during inquiry into NSO affair; said to include photos, texts, phone numbers and more
By TOI staff
2 February 2022

Police hacked into the phone of a key person involved in the criminal cases against former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and extracted a large amount of data, Hebrew media reported on Wednesday. According to Channel 12, the person may have been Shlomo Filber, a former director-general of the Communications Ministry and longtime confidant of Netanyahu who is a state’s witness in Case 4000.

In the case, the most severe of the three cases against him, Netanyahu is alleged to have advanced regulatory decisions as communications minister and prime minister that immensely benefited Shaul Elovitch, the controlling shareholder in Bezeq, the country’s largest telecommunications firm, despite opposition from the Communication Ministry’s career officials. In exchange, he allegedly was given what amounted to editorial control over Elovitch’s Walla news site.

Channel 12 aired patchy voice recordings in which police investigators seem to be discussing hacking a person’s phone, just before conducting an interview with Filber. The reports come as police reel from accusations that they have repeatedly used hacking software from the NSO Group and others to break into citizens’ phones illegally.

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Bibi might have gotten a big break here. Here's Bibi's response:

Netanyahu tweeted: “An earthquake: This evening it was revealed that police illegally hacked phones in order to bring down a strong right-wing prime minister.”

This is what he has been saying all along. This "gift" just landed in his lap. However, it is still early in the breaking news, so it will probably take a little while to see what exactly they have in this new revelation. Filber was the next major witness for the State against Bibi.

This is a pretty interesting development.
 
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