Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful
WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware
WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping
There are a lot of unanswered questions and loopholes in the narrative, but that hasn’t stopped the Congress from accusing the BJP-led NDA government of snooping and calling on the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of these “illegal activities” and “hold the government to account”.
Pegasus spyware infected 45 countries between 2016 and 2018, targeted eight Indian telcos, shows Citizen Lab report
Citizen Lab had last year released findings about the reach and scope of Pegasus. This is the very same spyware that was used to carry out surveillance on at least 19 Indians earlier this year
Government agencies may be behind WhatsApp 'snooping' of journalists, activists, claims NCP's Dhananjay Munde in letter to Maharashtra guv
Condemning the "snooping" of Indian journalists and human right activists through WhatsApp, NCP leader Dhananjay Munde on Thursday wrote to Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, seeking steps to stop such spying activities
Arun Jaitley lauds NIA for busting Islamic State module, defends MHA order on surveillance of computers
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday lauded the NIA for busting an alleged Islamic State terror plot and defended a recent government order authorising investigative agencies to monitor any computer
The more alarming amendment is the requirement to break end-to-end encryption so that origin of messages can be traced.
MHA notification: Arun Jaitley dismisses charges of snooping, says Congress making mountain 'where even molehill doesn't exist'
Union Minister Arun Jaitley hit back saying the Congress was crying foul over powers created by it when it was in government.
MHA says 'snooping order' based on UPA-era IT rules, no new powers conferred on any security agencies
The MHA has authorised 10 central agencies, including the IB, CBI, and ED to intercept, monitor, and decrypt "any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer" for national security
Privacy row: Supreme Court and Indian govt must play net nannies to protect gullible users from Facebook
both the government and the highest court of the land must step in to protect legitimate citizen rights by being pro-active and informed — something unsuspecting smartphone users are not good at as the digital explosion creates a new divide between the “knows” and the “know-nots”
Mounting pressure on the Guardian, a group of security researchers have co-signed an open letter asking the paper to retract its story that claimed encrypted messages on WhatsApp can be intercepted as the mobile messaging service contained a 'backdoor'.
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter data was shared with Geofeedia; was used by authorities for snooping
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter pride themselves when it comes to sharing data with government authorities. But in a report released by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in California in October last year, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were found guilty of sharing user data with Geofeedia.
The FBI is investigating suspected attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month.
US and India topped the list of countries which sought Facebook account details during July-December 2015.
It seems that <em>Snowden</em> — like <em>Argo</em> or <em>The Social Network</em> — will be guilty of choosing entertainment over reality.
Former BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel today said in his defence that UK-based company 'Page Protection Services', hired by the previous dispensation, "did not snoop on any board official" during his time in office.
A new row is over the revelation that MI5 is paying Muslim informants - having links with the Islamist “underworld” — to snoop on their co-religionists.
CPI(M) on Tuesday hit out at the Centre over its controversial draft encryption policy, terming it as 'Gujarat Snooping Model'.
Hackers who stole a trove of sensitive data from AshleyMadison.com said "nobody was watching" as they scoured the infidelity website and vowed to release more emails from its executives,