The United States District Court of the Northern District of California denied most of the arguments NSo Group made in its request in April.
A spokesman for Torrent said he was "not involved in criminal activity such as terrorism or drug trafficking that would justify a judicial order to intervene on his phone."
Judge declines to revoke export license, but does not explain.
Moroccan authorities on Friday rejected an Amnesty report saying they have spied on journalist Omar Radi using Israeli-made technology.
Continued attacks on Radi's phone were detected even after Amnesty informed NSO Group of Morocco's human rights violations using the company's software.
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CEO Shalev Hulio tells US court his customers are only sovereign states or their intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
WhatsApp sued NSO in October after finding evidence that the hacking firm had abused a flaw in the app's popular chat program to remotely hijack hundreds of smartphones.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released comments Saturday afternoon on the current lawsuit launched that accuses Israeli spyware vendor NSO itself of exploiting a flaw in WhatsApp messaging service.
The probe was underway by 2017, when FBI officials were trying to learn whether NSO obtained from American hackers any of the code it needed to infect smartphones