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WhatsApp yareze mu rukiko NSO Group ko yayigabyeho igitero

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Kompanyi ya Whatsapp  itunzwe na kompanyi ya Facebook  yareze mu rukiko kompanyi NSO Group yo muri Israel, ivuga ko yagabweho ibitero by’ikoranabuhanga bigamije ubutasi bikangiza ‘software’ yayo.

WhatsApp ishinja iyo kompanyi koherereza ubutumwa telefone zigendanwa zigera hafi ku 1,400 ifite intego yo kugenzura ibyo zikorerwaho.

Ivuga ko abayikoresha bibasiwe barimo nk’abanyamakuru, impirimbanyi z’uburenganzira bwa muntu, abatavuga rumwe na za leta ndetse n’abahagarariye ibihugu byabo mu mahanga.

Kompanyi NSO Group, ikora ‘software’ yo kuneka, ntiyemeranya n’ibyo birego.

Mu nyandiko yashyikirije urukiko, WhatsApp yavuze ko NSO Group “yakoze ubutumwa bwayo bwanduye mu rwego rwo kugera ku butumwa n’ukundi kuganira nyuma yo gukurwamo uburyo bw’ibanga buburinda iyo buri kuri izo telefone”.

Ivuga ko NSO Group yaremye konti za WhatsApp zitandukanye bituma ubutumwa bwanduye bugera mu bubiko bukuru (‘servers’) bwa WhatsApp mu kwezi kwa kane no mu kwezi kwa gatanu uyu mwaka wa 2019.

Itangazo rya WhatsApp rigira riti: “Turemeza ko iki gitero cyagabwe ku bantu 100 bo mu muryango utegamiye kuri leta (‘civil society’), ibi bikaba ari uburyo bw’ihohotera butakwibeshywaho”.

The New York dukesha iyi nkuru ivuga ko Kompanyi ya WhatsApp yavuze ko irimo  gushaka ko urukiko rutegeka mu buryo buhoraho ko kompanyi NSO Group ibuzwa gukoresha uburyo bwa WhatsApp.

Iyi kompanyi ya WhatsApp, yaguzwe na Facebook mu 2014, yavuze ko ubu ari bwo bwa mbere kompanyi itanga serivisi zo kuganira mu ibanga itanze ikirego nk’iki mu rukiko.

WhatsApp yiyamamaza ivuga ko ari app “ifite umutekano” yo kuganiriraho kuko ubutumwa bufunze by’ibanga ku mpande zombi.

Ni ukuvuga ko bukwiye gusa kugaragara mu buryo busomeka kuri telefone cyangwa mudasobwa y’ubwohereje n’ubwakiriye.

Kompanyi NSO Group yavuze ko izahangana n’ibyo birego. Igira iti: “Mu magambo akarishye ashoboka, ntitwemeranya n’ibirego by’uyu munsi kandi tuzabirwanya n’imbaraga nyinshi”.

Iryo tangazo ryongeyeho riti: “Intego rukumbi ya NSO ni ugutanga ikoranabuhanga ku nzego z’ubutasi zemewe za leta ndetse n’inzego zishinzwe kubahiriza amategeko mu kubafasha kurwanya iterabwoba n’icyaha gikomeye”.