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US plans visa bans for people connected to spyware that targets journalists and activists.

The State Department can restrict visas to individuals linked to the illegal use of commercial spyware, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced. The new policy covers investors and heads of companies, as well as those acting on behalf of governments that carry out illegal surveillance.

The policy will be applied using the information in an individual’s visa application, a senior official told reporters.

The US has already placed export limits on spyware firms like Pegasus maker NSO, and Candiru.