“Human rights activists, journalists and lawyers across the world have been targeted by authoritarian governments using hacking software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to an investigation into a massive data leak. The investigation by the Guardian and 16 other media organisations suggests widespread and continuing abuse of NSO’s hacking spyware, Pegasus, which the company insists is only intended for use against criminals and terrorists.” The Guardian: Revealed: leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon. Here’s some great coverage of the widespread use of this software against the wildly wrong targets.

+ Garland bars prosecutors from seizing reporters’ records. Uh, thanks? It’s almost like we’re making the law reflect the purported values of the country.

+ Microsoft Exchange hack caused by China, US and allies say.