Investigative reporter Bradley Hope: Pegasus spyware revelations a ‘wake-up call for journalists’


Bradley Hope was in Abu Dhabi in 2009, the year the BlackBerry devices overheated. “If you put it next to your face it would almost burn,” he told CPJ in a phone interview. The BBC that year reported that a UAE telecom company had prompted local BlackBerry owners to install a rogue surveillance update disguised as a performance enhancement, accidentally sending phones into overdrive.  

“I’ve had many experiences of these — sometimes clumsy — surveillance attempts,” Hope said.   

More recently, Hope may have been singled out for more sophisticated surveillance.

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