Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Biden forbids the US government from using spyware: it represents a “clear threat”.

The President of the United States, Joseph Biden
, issued an executive order prohibits the use of spyware in all government departments and agenciesas the controversial Pegasus, the White House announced Monday.

Spyware, also called spyware, is a sophisticated surveillance tool allows remote access to electronic devices”especially smartphones; unconscious users.

It is called the White House Commercial spyware poses a clear threat to United States intelligence and were found on the phones of 50 US teachers abroad.

In addition, he noted that various foreign governments have used it “to facilitate control and allow human rights abuses.”

“Abuse of these powerful tools” The survey is not limited to government authority.”U.S. Securities warned in a statement.

“Democratic governments have also gone ahead with revelations that actors within their commercial surveillance systems have been used. directed against its own citizens without legal authority, guarantees and supervision”.he added.

Biden’s executive order is not a complete ban on commercial spyware; but it pertains to a program that is considered a threat to the security of the United Statesor other governments use it for political abuse.

Even the spyware that was developed was not limited to the United States government agencies; such as the CIA or the Homeland Security Agency, electronic intelligence will follow the bow.


The most threatening software can do everything data from specific devices remotelyaccording to a senior Biden administration official.

Last year, the administration was advised to take a decision strict development constraints privately developed annotated software after several cases of its use for political purposes in various countries around the world.

In Monday’s announcement, the White House did not give specific names. But the US government has already taken steps to prevent its use He threatened various enterprises and companies.

In November, the Commerce Department put in the identification of four spyware developers: companies NRO Group and Candiru from Israel, Positive Technologies from Russia and Computer Security Initiative Consulting from Singapore.

Pegasus, created by the NRO Group, is used by governments and entities Mexico, Poland, Spain, Hungary, Bahrain, India and other places.

“It was an attempt by commercial spyware vendors, like in other countries, to try to break into the federal government The United States both markets and sells its instruments through the federal government1″ the official told reporters.

And so we announce it publicly I will move us with energy“, he added.

The day before it was announced that Biden had been banned from hosting his second Democracy Summit event during the three days in which the leaders were called from 121 countries.

The White House announced a ban on commercial spyware angular for the top.

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