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Apple announced On Tuesday it is suing Israeli technology firm NSO Group for making software that surveys and targets Apple users, and has filed for a permanent injunction banning the group from using Apple products.

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Apple claimed that the NSO group used its FORCEDENTRY software to break into Apple devices and install its spyware product, Pegasus.

The software allegedly allowed the group and its customers to access users’ microphones, cameras and other sensitive data.

The tech giant said the attacks affected only a small number of users specifically targeted “journalists, activists, dissidents, academics and government officials”.

Apple said it would donate $10 million, along with any damages from the suit, to cyber surveillance research and advocacy organizations.

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