Defense minister addresses reports about cyber company NSO

"As a matter of policy, the State of Israel authorizes the export of cyber products solely to governments, only for lawful use, and exclusively for the purposes of preventing and investigating crime and terrorism" 

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"We are aware of recent publications regarding the use of systems developed by certain Israeli cyber companies. Israel, as a liberal western democracy, controls exports of cyber products in accordance with its defense export control law, complying with international export control regimes," said Defense Minister Benny Gantz. 

"As a matter of policy, the State of Israel authorizes the export of cyber products solely to governments, only for lawful use, and exclusively for the purposes of preventing and investigating crime and terrorism. The countries acquiring these systems must abide by their commitments to these requirements. We are currently studying the information that is published on the subject."

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