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Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Politics

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'
India

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
India

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
World

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
India

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
India

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

Govt in talks to make amendments to Sec 79 of IT Act to include breaking end to end encryption
News & Analysis

Govt in talks to make amendments to Sec 79 of IT Act to include breaking end to end encryption

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'
Politics

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
India

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
Tech

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”

Security researchers ask The Guardian to retract WhatsApp encryption flaw report
News & Analysis

Security researchers ask The Guardian to retract WhatsApp encryption flaw report

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
News & Analysis

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.

FBI probes hacks targeting phones of Democratic Party officials: Report
News & Analysis

FBI probes hacks targeting phones of Democratic Party officials: Report

The FBI is investigating suspected attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month.

Cognitive security to help fight cyber crimes
Biztech

Cognitive security to help fight cyber crimes

As we continue to digitise our records and move towards a fully online world, concerns keep mounting over the security of the reams of data and confidential information stored online.

US, India top list of countries seeking Facebook account details
World

US, India top list of countries seeking Facebook account details

US and India topped the list of countries which sought Facebook account details during July-December 2015.

Watch: 'Snowden' trailer is exciting but seems too focused on thrill rather than reality
Entertainment

Watch: 'Snowden' trailer is exciting but seems too focused on thrill rather than reality

It seems that <em>Snowden</em> — like <em>Argo</em> or <em>The Social Network</em> — will be guilty of choosing entertainment over reality.

No BCCI member was 'snooped' by UK company, says Sanjay Patel
First Cricket News

No BCCI member was 'snooped' by UK company, says Sanjay Patel

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.

UK Muslims and Extremism - Part 2: MI5 pays 'good' Muslims to snoop on 'bad' Muslims
World

UK Muslims and Extremism - Part 2: MI5 pays 'good' Muslims to snoop on 'bad' Muslims

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.

CPM hits out at Centre over draft encryption policy, says don't want 'Gujarat snooping model'
Politics

CPM hits out at Centre over draft encryption policy, says don't want 'Gujarat snooping model'

CPI(M) on Tuesday hit out at the Centre over its controversial draft encryption policy, terming it as 'Gujarat Snooping Model'.

Ashley Madison's hackers say 'nobody was watching'
News & Analysis

Ashley Madison's hackers say 'nobody was watching'

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,