Israel’s national security council will “look into” claims that a spyware app developed by an Israeli company was used to spy on journalists and world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, whose administration said Wednesday that the use of the Pegasus spyware should be investigated, according to Reuters.

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the Elysee Palace in Paris on July 19, 2021. (Photo by … [+] Yoan VALAT / POOL / AFP) (Photo by YOAN VALAT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Israel’s National Security Council is reviewing claims about the spyware app, an unnamed source told Reuters Wednesday.

It is not a formal investigation of Pegasus, the app, or the company, NSO Group, which is based in Israel.

The source told Reuters that it is “doubtful” that Israel would prevent NSO Group from continuing to sell Pegasus.

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