Pegasus: the spyware technology that threatens democracy

with just a single text it can bypass your phone's security and install spyware that grants complete access to your device it can access every message you've ever sent it can access every message you've ever received it can access every photo every video every email it can turn on your microphone it can turn on the microphone even when you're not using a phone call and just record what you're doing in the room it can turn on your camera it can record what's on your screen it can access your gps it can monitor your location and it can do all of this without you ever knowing the spyware technology that makes this possible is called pegasus pegasus is probably the most advanced piece of spyware ever developed it is effectively the most invasive form of surveillance imaginable any idea that you had that aspects of your life could be kept private and on the mobile phone are wrong so if you are someone who thinks that you're safe because you use whatsapp which is end-to-end encrypted or you use signal it really is meaningless once that pegasus is on your phone pegasus can infect both ios and android while remaining virtually undetectable so one of the ways that pegasus will attack your phone is through what's called a zero-day vulnerability this is a vulnerability that the phone's manufacturer doesn't yet know exists pegasus is the main product of a company called nso group which is an israeli surveillance company so the people who are using this spyware are government clients these will be governments around the world that the nso group have sold a copy of pegasus to a guardian investigation can now reveal widespread abuse of pegasus by nso's government clients the reason this investigation is so extraordinary is that we at the guardian have gained access through forbidden stories to a treasure trove tens of thousands of records the leaked records include the phone numbers of thousands of people who have been selected as potential targets by governments with access to pegasus before we had an inkling that this technology was being used in abusive way but now the doors have been just thrown wide open and we have a much greater insight into the scale of the abuse that has occurred just because a number appears in this list it doesn't mean it was definitely hacked but in some cases we've been able to go and check we've done forensics on the phone that the person was using at the time and in dozens of cases we found traces of either an attempted or a successful pegasus infection what we know about nso group and what they've said for years is that this is a law enforcement tool but i think what our investigations really revealed is the extent to which that is just a complete you know fantasy narrative the implications of this software being used widely are effectively an end to privacy for the people who are targeted by it that has very very serious ramifications for how people who have legitimate secrets which is everyone go about living their lives [Music] the most serious implications of something like pegasus is that it makes it much more unlikely that a dictatorial regime will become a democracy because those were already regimes and systems that were obsessive about trying to monitor their populations so they can control them and prevent them from you know rising up and overthrowing them and this technology exponentially increases your capacity to do that i do believe it poses a greater threat to democracy it's exposing that a lot of these technologies that we think are meant to keep us safer on our phones and even if we're somewhat aware of it that they're really not keeping us safe you

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Wireless MobilePhone MonoPod Model:Z07-5!

cube here it's new product go today a wireless mobile phone monopod to take selfie Bluetooth of course and this is nice you can take you can be more creative and take better picture when your outing like this that's for sure so in this box this thing's come and here it's button for Bluetooth for taking picture you have this for upload battery because here it's a battery you can see itself ok I can we can turn it on like this there the blue light yes a blue light there is my iPhone there and we take bluetooth bluetooth on phone here it's find this set oh seven five I know it's rather good ok so now I can put this together on this selfie stone like this okay like yeah like this there we are something like that and first of all I'm not sternum their camera and we can like this looks there and this is long here so you can yeah you can take it much much longer than this see here here's the button so if we want to take this over there this box take a photo of this box near the six extreme in there so now I will touch this Bluetooth there and it was pictures we can look look at that do this okay take picture of this son over there very near so now we can look see how cool is that so in many situation this is fantastic this selfie stone can be so long like this and you can turn it around in every different angle and Bluetooth so common this box wireless mobile phone monopod photograph and we to yourself wonderful everywhere model set oh seven five cool

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