@aral When you're born of the US intelligence system, you get a lot of cover.

@aral I also like how, in the story, NSO group come off as MORE principled than Facebook.

@aral I think the better question might be, did anyone think the data collection ever stopped en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRISM_


Maybe they were actually trying to get their hands on pegasus to reverse engineer the zero days that seem to be exploited in WhatsApp to patch them. It seems far fetched to me that anyone, even a FB employee, would believe that using this kind of tool for targeted advertising would be a good idea.

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