Spyware: The software that watches you

Rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the world have been targeted with Pegasus phone malware sold to authoritarian governments by an Israeli surveillance firm called NSO, media reports say. NSO denies any wrongdoing.

The BBC’s cyber reporter, Joe Tidy, explains what spyware is, and agrees to be spied on by his producer to show how it works.

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