A government employee, left, takes the fingerprints of a foreign worker at a visa processing center in Al Aweer, about 30 kms, 18.6 miles, east of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to spy on human rights workers and opposition figures in the Middle East and beyond.In a 20-page report, the organization outlined how it believes a hacker tried to break into an unidentified staff member's smartphone in early June by baiting the employee with a WhatsApp message about a protest in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington.The Amnesty International report said the organization identified a second human rights activist, in Saudi Arabia, who was targeted in a similar way to its staffer.
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