Review

Pegasus: The story of the world's most dangerous spyware review - a gripping account of the investigation into the world's most insidious spyware

By T.j. Collins
April 1 2023 - 12:00am
Phones and computers can become portals for government control. Picture Shutterstock
Phones and computers can become portals for government control. Picture Shutterstock
  • Pegasus: The story of the world's most dangerous spyware, by Laurent Richard & Sandrine Rigaud. Macmillan, $36.99.

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