Yana Peel and Serpentine curator Hans Ulrich Obrist attend the 2019 Breakthrough Prize at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, November 4, 2018.
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The head of London's Serpentine Galleries Yana Peel has resigned following a newspaper report about her links to a controversial Israeli spyware firm.The Guardian reported last week that Yana Peel co-owns NSO Group, a spyware company based in the Israeli seaside high-tech hub of Herzliya, near Tel Aviv.Security researchers believe it was used in an attack on the WhatsApp messaging app in May.Peel said she was saddened to leave the role, which she started in 2016 .
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