U.S. blacklists four companies from Israel, Russia, Singapore, citing spyware

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WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department added 4 companies from Israel, Russia and Singapore to its "entity list" connected Wednesday, saying they engaged successful "activities that are contrary to the nationalist information oregon overseas argumentation interests of the United States."

They are the NSO Group and Candiru of Israel, Positive Technologies of Russia, and Computer Security Initiative Consultancy PTE. LTD, from Singapore, the section said successful a statement.

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