Loosely translated as:'Hostage' Princess Latifa also possible sound of Pegasus spy software
The phone number of the Dubai princess Latifa has also appeared on the list of possible targets of the spy software Pegasus. Latifa is the "hostage" daughter of the Emir of Dubai, whom she has accused in the past of torture and from whom she has tried to get away.
Latifa tried to flee by boat in 2018, but was stopped. It was unclear how her escape attempt was discovered at the time. The Washington Post now reports that Latifa's and her friends' numbers appeared on the list of potential targets in the days and hours after she began her escape attempt.
In recent days, international media such as The Guardian, The Washington Post and Le Monde have published extensively about the Pegasus spy software of the Israeli company NSO Group. The software, which the company says is intended to track down terrorists and criminals, may also have been used to hack into the phones of heads of state, journalists and activists.
International news organizations have been investigating a list of some 50,000 phone numbers that may have been targeted by Pegasus. The NSO Group denies that the people on the list were monitored.
The name of Princess Haya, one of the six wives of the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, is also on the list. She fled Dubai in 2019 and her number was also put on the list during the period of that flight.
I saw that too Principessa. Poor Latifa - she thought she was free and then bang she isnít.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I don't think that Latifa and her sister Shamza will ever be free again.
Haya was lucky so far.