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Spyware
India  /  Published 01.11.19

Govt was told: WhatsApp

WhatsApp, which has sued an Israeli surveillance firm for allegedly helping government spies break into phones using its video calls, said on Friday that it had in May “quickly resolved a security i...
By PTI and Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.19

When ‘Big Brother’ isn’t scary enough

Seven decades after the publication of George Orwell’s 1984, “Big Brother” remains the go-to metaphor for surveillance, big and small. “Fried onion meets 1984,” read the header of a Wired ar...
By Lora Kelley / New York Times News Service in

India  /  Published 03.11.19

WhatsApp: Alerted Delhi in May, September

WhatsApp had informed New Delhi in September that 121 Indian users had been targeted with the Israeli spyware Pegasus, after sending an alert in May, but the infotech ministry found the information in...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.12.19

Home ministry says ‘no information’ about use of Pegasus

The Union ministry of home affairs has no details whether it used Pegasus for the purpose of surveillance against individuals, although it confirmed it has kept the data of interception and surveillan...
By in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.11.19

NSO promises reform but keeps snooping

Bela Bhatia, a human rights lawyer in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, is accustomed to surveillance. She works in a region prone to both guerrilla violence and government reprisals, and authorities ...
By Vindu Goel and Nicole Perlroth / New York Times News Service in Mumbai

India  /  Published 06.11.19

Tharoor-headed panel to take up WhatsApp case on Nov. 20

A parliamentary standing committee headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor will take up the WhatsApp snooping case in its next meeting on November 20, sources said on Wednesday.Two parliamentary pane...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.11.19

Before Pegasus, there was Galileo

Pegasus hacked WhatsApp, but Galileo was not far behind. Emails from the Wikileaks stash can establish several years of interactions between an Italian spyware company called the Hacking Team and...
By Vishal Narayan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.11.19

WhatsApp says it alerted government of spyware attack in September too

WhatsApp had informed the Indian government in September that 121 Indian users were targeted by the Israeli spyware Pegasus, but the IT ministry has contended that the information received from the me...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.11.19

The Pegasus dodge

Information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday sidestepped direct and specific questions on whether the government or any government agency had bought the Israeli spyware Pegasus used...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.11.19

Pegasus: MPs' queries draw no clear answers

The government on Wednesday rubbished the insinuation that it was engaged in spying on citizens through the Pegasus malware, but failed to state clearly whether it has the power to do so under current...
By in New Delhi


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