Israeli spyware being used to monitor Indonesian LGBT community, religious minorities
Date Written: 2018-12-03
Publisher: Europe Solidaires Sans Frontieres
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23154
A look at the company and spyware product that is used by various institutions to monitor the activities of the LGBT community and religious minority groups in Indonesia.
"Wow... I didn't know what to say", Teguh told detikX several days ago. The article reported on the results of a months-long Haaretz investigation on Israeli companies that sell spyware and bugging devices.
Haaretz claims to have interviewed more than 100 sources from 15 different countries that have bought Israeli made spyware including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Mexico, India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Botswana.
In relation to the spyware sold to Indonesia, a journalist from Israel interviewed three sources who knew about the sales from the company, Verint System.
Although it was established by Israeli citizens and around half of its employees work out of offices at Herzliya Pituah in Israel, the company's stocks are listed on the US stock exchange and its central office is in Melville, New York.