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NSO

Abbrev. for National Solar Observatory.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
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"Part of our mission at the NSO is to collaborate with educational organizations to enhance the awareness of and interest in music and orchestra," NSO board President James Karagianis said.
An NSO spokesperson, responding in a written statement to AFP's request for comment, denied the allegation.
French award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Swiss conductor Stefan Blunier will join the NSO for the show.
According to Amnesty, there are an abundance of reports "pointing to governments' deployment of the Pegasus spyware platform to surveil human rights defenders and NSO Group has failed in its duty to undertake adequate due diligence and corrective measures or other steps to prevent such foreseeable misuses of its products".
A spokesman for NSO, which is believed to sell its spyware to intelligence agencies and nation states, said that it was investigating the issue.
Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity at San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, said WhatsApp had informed human rights groups that the spyware was likely developed by Israel's NSO. This was also confirmed by another person familiar with the matter.
Asked about the report, NSO said its technology is licensed to authorised government agencies "for the sole purpose of fighting crime and terror," and that it does not operate the system itself.
The spokesperson did not mention NSO in a statement on the flaw but added that the attack had "all the hallmarks of a private company that has been known to work with governments to deliver spyware that has the ability to take over mobile phone operating systems".
Company officials told The New York Times that the malware was designed to target multiple targets including, a London-based lawyer, who has been involved in lawsuits that accuse NSO Group of providing tools to hack the phones of Omar Abdulaziz, a Saudi dissident in Canada; a Qatari citizen; and a group of Mexican journalists and activists, and many others.
NSO Group's Pegasus spyware has been linked to several high-profile surveillance cases on journalists and activists, including Saudi journalist (https://www.cybersecurity-review.com/news-october-2018/saudi-dissident-spyware-attack-belies-bigger-threat/) Omar AbdulAziz ,  Emirati human rights campaigner Omar Mansoor and the murdered dissident Jamal Khashoggi.
NSO has previously said it has nothing to do with the undercover efforts "either directly or indirectly".