The United States has stated that it opposes the use of spy technology against civil society, regime critics and journalists, even though it has argued that the United States has little understanding of the Pegasus problem in India. “The very idea of using this type of technology against civil society, regime critics, journalists or anyone else out of court is always a matter of concern,” Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Dean Thompson told reporters during a press conference. here on friday.
An international media consortium reported last Sunday that more than 300 verified cell phone numbers, including two ministers, more than 40 journalists, three opposition leaders and one current judge, in addition to many businessmen and activists in India, may have been targeted by Pegasus. spyware.
The government denies all charges against the opposition in this matter. “We – I don’t have much of an understanding of the Indian case,” Thompson said when asked about the reporters coming from India.
“I know this is a broader issue, but I will say that we are, I think, quite actively trying to find ways to allow companies to ensure that their technology is not being used in this way. And we will definitely continue to insist on these issues, ”he said.