Poland: Top leader admits government bought Pegasus spyware
09 January 2022 | 12:05 pm
A senior official has admitted the government bought the controversial Pegasus spyware, but rejected claims it was used to monitor political opponents. The scandal has drawn comparisons to Watergate in the United States.
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