This surveillance software is considered a source of “Israeli pride."
"It allows users to remotely take over cellphones and computers, to
take pictures with their cameras and record conversations with their
microphones, and overall to turn them into spying devices that can pass
on huge amounts of their owners’ personal information."
journalist Carmen Aristegui. According to the New York Times, the
Mexican government used hacking software developed by the Israeli
company NSO to spy on her. (Eneas De Troya, cc-by-2.0)