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Pegasus spyware infected 45 countries between 2016 and 2018, targeted eight Indian telcos, shows Citizen Lab report
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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

WhatsApp surveillance: Congress accuses Narendra Modi govt of 'snooping', urges Supreme Court to hold Centre accountable
India

WhatsApp surveillance: Congress accuses Narendra Modi govt of 'snooping', urges Supreme Court to hold Centre accountable

The Congress alleged on Thursday that the Modi government has been "caught snooping" after WhatsApp said that journalists and human rights activists in India have been targets of surveillance, as it urged the Supreme Court to hold the Centre accountable over the issue

Facebook-WhatsApp case in SC: Mass surveillance possibilities can increase with creation of national decryption agency
India

Facebook-WhatsApp case in SC: Mass surveillance possibilities can increase with creation of national decryption agency

Mass surveillance, while inherently unconstitutional on account of being a completely disproportionate invasion of privacy, is unfortunately still a possibility, until it is expressly prohibited.

Centre amends security laws for Gandhis, makes 24x7 SPG protection mandatory even during personal foreign visits
Politics

Centre amends security laws for Gandhis, makes 24x7 SPG protection mandatory even during personal foreign visits

The Central Government has amended its directions to Special Protection Group (SPG) in a move that is being seen as an explicit attempt to streamline and track the Gandhi family's foreign visits

Apple, Google, and Mozilla taking steps to block Kazakhstan's surveillance system
News & Analysis

Apple, Google, and Mozilla taking steps to block Kazakhstan's surveillance system

Kazakhstan wanted to protect its users from “hacker attacks, online fraud and other kinds of cyber threats”

Apple, Google, and WhatsApp reject GCHQ’s proposal to spy on encrypted chats
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Apple, Google, and WhatsApp reject GCHQ’s proposal to spy on encrypted chats

A total of 47 companies have signed an open letter condemning the plan for building a “ghost protocol”

Fruit fly inspires new model of smaller, quicker, more efficient military drone
science

Fruit fly inspires new model of smaller, quicker, more efficient military drone

Insect-inspired drones developed by Purdue engineers give Uri's eagle drone competition.

Sure, Huawei P30 Pro’s 50x zoom is a creepy, privacy nightmare, but it’s nothing new
News & Analysis

Sure, Huawei P30 Pro’s 50x zoom is a creepy, privacy nightmare, but it’s nothing new

There will always be ways to stalk someone but that was possible well before the P30 Pro showed up.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Congress manifesto promises on net neutrality, right to privacy, regulations on fake news are iterative at best
Politics

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Congress manifesto promises on net neutrality, right to privacy, regulations on fake news are iterative at best

In essence, the promises by Congress party in its manifesto with relations to digital rights of citizen appear to be hollow. Regulating internet shutdowns looks like the only strong point among the eight enlisted

Britain rebukes Huawei over security failings, discloses more flaws
News & Analysis

Britain rebukes Huawei over security failings, discloses more flaws

The criticism on Huawei is over basic engineering competence and cyber security hygiene.

Twitter vs Indian parliamentary panel: No one comes out looking good in this drama; it distracts us from real issues
India

Twitter vs Indian parliamentary panel: No one comes out looking good in this drama; it distracts us from real issues

Real issues with social media that urgently need addressing, as well as the threat of increased government surveillance that needs fighting, will now get lost in all the posturing.

Mozilla, Wikimedia, GitHub ask RS Prasad to abandon intermediary liability rules
News & Analysis

Mozilla, Wikimedia, GitHub ask RS Prasad to abandon intermediary liability rules

The three organisations provide services for "tens of millions" Indians as of today.

Govt plan to amend IT rules is blunt and can lead to over-censorship warns Mozilla
News & Analysis

Govt plan to amend IT rules is blunt and can lead to over-censorship warns Mozilla

It has also asserted that any regulatory intervention to this “complex issue” must be preceded by a wide-ranging and participatory discussion process.

Govt may amend IT law to allow shutdown of apps, sites that spread fake news
News & Analysis

Govt may amend IT law to allow shutdown of apps, sites that spread fake news

The amendment also proposes tech companies to deploy tools to "identify" and curb unlawful content.

CBI asks social media to use PhotoDNA to track suspects, goes against international norms
News & Analysis

CBI asks social media to use PhotoDNA to track suspects, goes against international norms

This request is in violation of international norms which mandate that this technology can only be used to identify child exploitation images

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

MHA notification: When governments create systems of surveillance, we have everything to lose
News & Analysis

MHA notification: When governments create systems of surveillance, we have everything to lose

Surveillance is no new issue in India, the desire to control is universal, no matter who is in power.

Parliamentary panel slams Delhi Police, MHA for delay in commissioning CCTVs in high security areas
India

Parliamentary panel slams Delhi Police, MHA for delay in commissioning CCTVs in high security areas

A Parliamentary panel has pulled up the Delhi Police and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for delay in commissioning of CCTV surveillance system in high security areas in the national capital

PIL filed in Supreme Court challenging MHA snooping notification: Report
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PIL filed in Supreme Court challenging MHA snooping notification: Report

The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma challenges government's 20 December notification.