Govt did not engage Pegasus for snooping on individual targets: Ravi Shankar Prasad
According to reports over 120 Indians, including human right activists and other critics of the government, have been targeted as part of the snooping. At the Times Network's India Economic Conclave, the telecom minister was asked whether the government actually outsources interceptions to cos like Pegasus. "We don't," was Prasad's quick answer on the question.
Former Apple executive accused of betrayal says he was snooped on
In response, Williams accused Apple of a “stunning and disquieting invasion...
Facebook India head appears before parliamentary panel on WhatsApp snooping issue
The parliamentary standing committee on Information Technol...
Snooping by Chinese naval ships increased in Indian Ocean: Navy officer
Naval Officer-in-charge, Bengal Area, Commodore Suprobho De said the Indian Ocean has some choke points which help the Navy in keeping an eye on the activities in the region, including the Bay of Bengal.
Draft data protection bill allows processing sans consent for security, credit scores, debt recovery
The draft Data Protection Bill will allow processing of private data without explicit consent of the owner.
Data Protection Bill: Centre has the power to exempt any government agency from application of Act
It states that the Central govt has the power to exempt any of its agencies from application of the Act.
WhatsApp snooping row: Baghel orders probe
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel seeks a probe into illegal surveillance in the state affairs through Israeli spyware Pegasus that was earlier reported to be snooping on people by enabling a jailbreak system on their devices. A three-member committee is summoned to investigate further into the matter.
Snoop fears: Army asks staff to avoid WhatsApp and FB
The Indian armed forces, has asked officers holding “sensitive appointments” to delete their Facebook accounts. There have been several cases over the last couple of years where Pakistani women spies have virtually honey-trapped Indian military personnel, using social media like WhatsApp and Facebook.
My govt didn't tap phones, but state free to probe: Fadnavis
Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis refuted the allegations on BJP during his tenure about phone-tapping. He also said that the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government was free to conduct an inquiry into the phone- tapping charges against the previous BJP-led dispensation.
Snooping row: WhatsApp regrets not meeting govt expectations
The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) had published a vulnerability note on May 17 advising countermeasures to users about a vulnerability in WhatsApp, according to Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. WhatsApp reported an incident to the CERT-In on May 20, the Minister said.
Snooping boosts government's WhatsApp traceability case
It means anyone can now hack into a device, take control of it and use it to spread malicious rumours that are detrimental to national security or those that lead to incidents of lynching, the official said.
Governments have always snooped in the name of national security
Earlier in January 2006, then politician Amar Singh had moved the Supreme Court crying foul that his telephones were being snooped upon by government agencies. The SC barred the media from publishing any leaks from the so-called telephone intercepts yet no one felt threatened by the then government’s action to snoop on a politician’s telephone.
Rahul Gandhi attacks government on snooping row
As Facebook-owned WhatsApp sued Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group this week that exploited its video calling system to snoop on 1,400 selected users globally, details emerged on Thursday that there were "insignificant number" of Indian human rights activists and journalists among those who were targeted.
Need special law to regulate State’s tech surveillance: Justice Srikrishna
Pointing to the need for a separate legislation that governs the terms under which the government can resort to surveillance, Srikrishna said there should be clarity on “under what circumstances, who can do it, and what is the procedure” for such actions by the state.
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