IDG Contributor Network: Rethinking government use of commercial exploit tools after WhatsApp spying

The recent WhatsApp lawsuit shows the significant risk to individuals, as well as public trust, that comes from allowing commercial systems to remain exploitable. The US government, and its allies, should recognize that they need to play a larger role in promoting cybersecurity in commercial systems and realign incentives so that it more profitable to fix these vulnerabilities than it is to exploit them.

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