Human rights groups have asked the Israeli Defense Ministry to stop permitting its company to sell its phone hacking tool to Uganda, claiming it is used for rights abuses.
The company, Cellebrite, which specializes in developing tools for digital forensic investigations, is reported to have sold its phone-hacking software known as Universal Forensic Extraction Device to the Ugandan police and other security services.
The software enables enforcement authorities to hack into password-protected cell phones and retrieve all the information they contain.
The Israeli Human Rights Lawyer Eitay Mack is leading a campaign to demand that the software manufacturer should not be sold to Uganda. END