Detailed blueprint for Netanyahu's villa found online
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  Haaretz’s NatSec+ newsletter is back after a long holiday break, loaded with great stories and exclusives.

This morning we revealed that detailed drawings of Israeli PM Netanyahu’s seaside villa – including floors, security installations, entrances, and emergency suits – were available online on the regional council’s website. Only after Haaretz inquired about it, were the plans taken offline.

Another exclusive by our arms industries and technology reporter Oded Yaron revealed that Israeli firm Cognyte sold advanced mass surveillance tools to Myanmar, despite an Israeli decision to halt defense exports to the country following the military junta’s genocidal crackdown on the Rohingya minority.

Earlier, Oded revealed extensive Israeli cyber-arms sales to Bangladesh, the world’s third-largest Muslim country – who does not recognize Israel. The equipment, used to intercept Bangladeshi citizens’ mobile and internet traffic, was sold to the Interior Ministry, internal security agency and armed forces via Cyprus.

In Greece, the Personal Data Protection Authority fined the Israeli-owned spyware firm Intellexa, which is embroiled in “The Greek Watergate” scandal rocking the country. The company, owned by an ex-Israeli intel commander, failed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation into the use of spyware against Greek journalists and politicians. Here are several Haaretz investigations into Intellexa:
And on the Russia-Ukraine front, Amos Harel explains how the U.S. is arming Kyiv from the Israeli emergency stockpile, and what that means for Iran.

Check out all this week’s national security, cyber and tech stories on Haaretz.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
Police in Dhaka, Bangladesh. "The government has the will and the means to suppress its political opponents"
 
 
Israeli Spy Tech Sold to Bangladesh, Despite Dismal Human Rights Record
Oded Yaron | 10.01.2023
 
 
 
 
Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presiding over the 75th annual Union Day, last week
 
 
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Oded Yaron | 15.01.2023
 
 
 
 
Patriot missile systems deployed in Haifa during the Second Lebanon War.
 
 
Arming Ukraine Puts Iran on the Backburner
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Meta, Facebook's parent company.
 
 
Meta Sues Israeli Surveillance Firm for Harvesting Data on 600,000 Users via Fake Accounts
Haaretz | 14.01.2023
 
 
 
 
The Netanyahus' Caesarea villa plans, now taken offline
 
 
Detailed Building Plan for Netanyahu's Seaside Villa Was Available Online
Michael Hauser Tov | 19.01.2023
 
 
 
 
Intellexa Co-CEO Tal Dilian poses for a picture at his house in Limassol, Cyprus, in April 2020.
 
 
Greek Authorities Fine Spyware Firm Owned by Former Israeli Intel Officer
Haaretz | 16.01.2023
 
 
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