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Report: Biden took donations from lobbyist for NSO Group

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, Fla., Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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UPDATED 9:25 AM PT – Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Joe Biden reportedly accepted donations from a spyware company, which targeted journalists and human rights activists.

FARA filings show the 2020 Biden campaign took money from lobbyist John Gallagher who represents the company Q Cyber Technologies, which is also known as NSO Group.

NSO Group deployed Pegasus spyware back in 2019, which breached the privacy of 1,400 users on WhatsApp. This included political leaders, diplomats and reporters.

“The NSO Group in today’s world, based on the evidence we have, they are the worst of the worst in selling these burglary tools that are being actively, currently used to violate the human rights of dissidents, opposition figures, activists…to some pretty bad players,” explained National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Critics have said NSO’s donations to Biden may encourage more illegal surveillance and violations of human rights going forward.

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