Today, GitHub joined an  amicus brief  in NSO v. WhatsApp,  opposing the expansion of foreign sovereign immunity to private cyber-surveillance companies that act on behalf of foreign governments. GitHub joined alongside Cisco, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, VMware, and the Internet Association against immunity for private sector offensive actors (PSOAs). Law and policy shape the software ecosystem. A policy of immunity would increase systemic risk to the ecosystem by fostering the cyber-surveillance tools market and expanding the use of such tools by governments, including in attacks on individuals and infrastructure.

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GitHub Joins Amicus Brief Warning Of Systemic Risk From Private Sector Offensive Actors
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