AnyVision, based outside Tel Aviv, has come under scrutiny following reports by Haaretz's TheMarker business newspaper and NBC News that its technology is used to surveil Palestinians who live in the occupied West Bank.
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- Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded
- Hackers hit UK Labour Party with back-to-back cyberattacks
- Alibaba to pioneer paperless listing in break with Hong Kong norm
The decision comes as Hong Kong is gripped by violent civil unrest which has shut shops in the financial district and led the government to close schools.
Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12 in an election called by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to try to break the Brexit deadlock in parliament more than three years since the country voted to leave the European Union.
Politicians can micro-target groups of voters on social media based on user data such as location, age and interests, a practice critics fear could intensify the effects of false or misleading information on certain groups and suppress voter turnout.
Sources familiar with WhatsApp’s internal investigation into the breach said a “significant” portion of the known victims are high-profile government and military officials spread across at least 20 countries on five continents