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Pegasus

By: Laurent Richard,Sandrine Rigaud
Narrated by: Andrew Wehrlen,Rachel Maddow,Rachel Perry
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'A must-read' – New Scientist

The gripping, behind-the scenes story of one of the most sophisticated surveillance weapons ever created – and an existential threat to democracy and human rights.


'Absorbing . . . a celebration of journalism' The Guardian

Pegasus is widely regarded as the most powerful cyber-surveillance system on the market – available to any government that can afford its multimillion-dollar price tag. The system’s creator, the NSO group, a private corporation headquartered in Israel, boasts about its ability to thwart terrorists and criminals.

But the Pegasus system doesn’t only catch terrorists and criminals.

Pegasus has been used by repressive regimes to spy on thousands of innocent people around the world: heads of state, diplomats, human rights defenders, lawyers, political opponents, and journalists.

Virtually undetectable, the system can track a person’s daily movement in real time, gain control of the device’s microphones and cameras at will, and capture all videos, photos, emails, texts, and passwords – encrypted or not. Its full reach is not even known.

This is the gripping story of how Pegasus was uncovered, written by Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud, the two intrepid reporters who revealed the scandal in collaboration with an international consortium of journalists. Their findings shook the world.

Tense and compelling, Pegasus reveals how thousands of lives have been turned upside down by this unprecedented threat, and exposes the chilling new ways governments and corporations are laying waste to human rights – and silencing innocent citizens.

©2023 Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud (P)2023 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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A scary and enlightening book.

Listening to this book on my iPhone I was horrified by the revelations in this book.
It is disappointing that the villains never seem to face consequences.

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Amazing must-read

Story is chilling and scary for anyone working in the cyber world. Extremely detailed and gripping. To think a consortium of so many news companies held off to publish a world changing piece like Pegasus is fascinating. The bravery and relentless efforts of Lauren and Sandrine on one side, and the amazing forensic capabilities of Security Lab and Amnesty International on the other, make this book a must-read!
Only downside in my opinion was the readers. I struggled a bit with the male readers accent.

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