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Financial Disclosures Reveal Jen Psaki was Employed by an Israeli Spying Firm

In July, the exposure of the Israel-based NSO Group's Pegasus spyware shined new light on the scope of the Israeli government's vast spying network. The State of Israel itself licensed the sale of the spyware to foreign governments, private enterprises, and criminal organizations alike. This licensing enabled the impact of Pegasus covert surveillance to target journalists, foreign governments, and elected officials. To put its impact into perspective, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was revealed to have used Pegasus to spy on Jamal Kashoggi preceding his execution in Turkey, Mexican drug cartels employed it to target journalists exposing their crimes, and its use by the Moroccan government led to the revelation that they successfully targeted French President Emmanual Macron by tapping into a cellphone he has used since 2017. In total, leaks exposing the extent of Pegasus use disclosed that over 600 government officials from 30 different countries were targets of the Israeli-backed spyware. This revelation shined new light on the scope of the state of Israel's spy network, in particular its operations against political allies but did far from a painting a complete picture on those operations.

In the wake of the Pegasus revelation, the extent of the network of private company involved in Israeli spying operations has recently been extended into the Biden Administration itself. Financial disclosures included in response to a financial disclosure request made to the White House by Chicago-based media outlet The Electronic Intifada show that NSO Group is far from the only Israeli-backed spyware company with connections to foreign governments. A Public Financial Disclosure Report contained in the documents unearthed by the media outlet uncovered a record of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki's previous employment with another suspect Israeli spying enterprise, AnyVision Interactive Technologies. The Israeli company produces multitudes of spyware technology, including biometric facial recognition software which can be easily installed in surveillance cameras that weren't even previously designed to deploy the program.