The Israeli NSO Group’s spyware Pegasus has been called the most powerful cyberweapon in the world. The spyware can infiltrate your phone unnoticed and turn it into a microphone while tracking your movements and internet activity in real-time. Intended originally for authorized governments to combat terror and crime, Pegasus has also been used by rogue actors to target journalists, human rights activists, and political dissidents. A New York Times Investigations revealed that the tool is so potentially dangerous that even the US government is trying to ban it, while the government in Israel is using it as a diplomatic weapon in the Middle East.  

How do you cover a story involving secretive and potentially dangerous sources, such as the C.I.A., the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and Saudi Arabian security services? And how do you build trust and keep yourself and your sources safe in an environment of surveillance?  

Mark Mazzetti from the New York Times is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of the best-selling book "The way of the Knife". Mark will take us inside a world of spies and shed light on how he and his colleagues have been able to report and verify the Pegasus investigation. And he might have some advice regarding just how paranoid we should all be that someone might be watching our every move on our phone, right now … 


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