In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file picture, Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, speaks during the annual press conference of the non governmental organization in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn File)
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Eight rights groups including Human Rights Watch called on Lebanese authorities Wednesday to investigate reports of a massive espionage campaign traced back to a government security agency.Eight rights groups and media organizations called on Lebanon's general prosecutor Wednesday to investigate who was behind the campaign.Hundreds of gigabytes of data have been taken from thousands of victims in more than 21 countries, said the report, authored by digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation and mobile security firm Lookout.In 2015, Toronto-based research group Citizen Lab found that General Security and other Lebanese security forces have used FinFisher for surveillance in Lebanon.General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim did not explicitly deny the report.
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