Israeli Court Orders Facebook To Reopen The Account Of An NSO Employee


The Tel Aviv District Court in Israel granted an NSO employee's motion to order Facebook to re-open her social network account after Facebook had shut it down claiming that NSO employees breached Facebook's terms of use by assisting their employer to launch a cyber-attack through the WhatsApp app.

NSO is an Israeli cyber company that develops and offers authorities around the world offensive cyber tools for information and security purposes. Facebook filed a lawsuit against NSO in the United States, alleging that Facebook's WhatsApp application was attacked by NSO-developed software. After filing its lawsuit, Facebook also closed the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a few NSO employees.

In granting the motion, the court reasoned that while Facebook claims that NSO employees breached its terms of use, NSO failed to prove that they had done so by using their personal Facebook accounts. The court also indicated that Facebook failed to produce evidence to...

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