Facebook and NSO have made it into the news due to a feud that has been going on for months. Following Facebook’s lawsuit, NSO now discloses Facebook’s secret attempt of spying. As revealed, Facebook had previously attempted to buy NSO’s Pegasus spyware to spy on users.
Recently, NSO have publicly disclosed Facebook’s secret attempt to buy its spying software. In response to Facebook’s lawsuit, NSO’s CEO, Shalev Hulio, has submitted a detailed declaration containing revelations regarding Facebook. He stated that Facebook, back in 2017, wanted to by their Pegasus Spyware to track Apple users.
NSO revealed that Facebook wanted to enhance spying on Apple users since their Onavo Protect couldn’t prove so effective.
Facebook’s Onavo Protect was a Mobile VPN facility that stealthily collected users’ data. Following this behavior, Apple removed the app from the App Store for violating user’s privacy. Later on, Facebook voluntarily removed the app from Google’s Play Store too.