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Apple fixes flaw after dissident targeted

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>> This is the man being called the million dollar dissident, Ahmed Mansoor, a human rights activist in the United Arab Emirates. A strange text message sent earlier this month to Mansoor's phone prompting Apple to roll out an iOS security update Thursday. Reuters correspondent Joe Menn.>> He was suspicious and instead he forwarded the text to researchers at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.
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He had reason to be suspicious because, in fact, he had been targeted at least twice before that he knew of by commercial spyware.>> The link promised to share with Mansoor secrets about detainees tortured in Emirate jails. He's a pro-democracy advocate and a member of Human Rights Watch.
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The Citizen Lab, which works on tech human rights and security issues, found that embedded in that link was