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Category: Surveillance
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Whatsapp spyware: Shashi Tharoor alleges Lok Sabha Speaker did not allow committee on IT to meet 12.12.2019 Scroll.in
The Congress MP said he had asked Om Birla if his order applied to other parliamentary panels also, to which he had said yes. But other meetings were conducted.
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Will the data protection bill make the internet safer for Indians or drive away global investors? 6.12.2019 Scroll.in
Ashish Aggarwal, senior director at Nasscom, discusses the bill, the state of startups and what the economic slump means for the IT sector.
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Reports of surveillance ‘completely misleading’, Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Rajya Sabha 5.12.2019 Scroll.in
The IT minister added that reports claiming the Aadhaar database included information of purchases and bank accounts were ‘baseless assumptions’.
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Reports Of Government Surveillance "Misleading": Ravi Shankar Prasad 5.12.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The government is committed to protecting the fundamental right of its citizens to privacy and reports of surveillance of citizens are completely misleading, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told...
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WhatsApp spyware attack: Personal data of 20 of 121 Indians targeted was accessed, says government 4.12.2019 Scroll.in
The government said this in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday in a written response to a question posed by Dayanidhi Maran.
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The Daily Fix: If BJP government hasn’t used Pegasus Whatsapp spyware to snoop, why won’t it say so? 22.11.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The obvious inference one can draw from the government’s refusal to issue a categorical denial is that it is indeed using Israeli surveillance software.
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Google, Facebook Business Models Threat To Rights: Amnesty Report 21.11.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The data-collection business model fueling Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights around the world, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday.
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Parliamentary Panel To Examine WhatsApp Snooping Row Today 20.11.2019 NDTV News - Latest
A parliamentary committee headed by the Congress's Shashi Tharoor will examine the WhatsApp snooping issue today, in which the 31 members would seek details from top government officials on the steps...
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CJI office falls within ambit of RTI Act: SC 14.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
CJI office falls within ambit of RTI Act: SC
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Indian WhatsApp users ask government to explain ties with Israeli firm in privacy breach case 8.11.2019 Reuters: Top News
A group of Indians including journalists and lawyers whose phones were hacked via Facebook's WhatsApp messaging platform asked the government on Friday to make public its ties with the Israeli firm accused of deploying the spyware.
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WhatsApp hack: 19 of the Indians targeted ask Centre what it knows about privacy breach 8.11.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The group of journalists, human rights activists and writers said the cyber attack violated their fundamental right to privacy and compromised their security.
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‘We may be sliding into Orwellian state’: Justice Srikrishna worried about WhatsApp spyware attacks 7.11.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The retired Supreme Court judge told ‘The Indian Express’ that strong public opinion should be generated to stop any assault on citizens’ constitutional rights.
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Set Up Special Investigation Team Over WhatsApp Snooping Issue: NCP 4.11.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today demanded setting up of an Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the illegal surveillance of some individuals in the country through WhatsApp using an...
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Chhattisgarh: ‘No privacy left for anybody,’ says SC in IPS officer’s phone tapping case 4.11.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The bench asked the state authorities to submit a detailed affidavit clarifying who ordered the surveillance and the reasons behind it.
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India's Congress party says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit by WhatsApp privacy breach 3.11.2019 Reuters: Top News
India's main opposition Congress party said on Sunday that its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had been informed by messaging service WhatsApp that her phone was hacked during this year's election campaign by malware from Israeli surveillance firm NSO.
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Priyanka Gandhi was also alerted by WhatsApp on spyware attack, claims Congress 3.11.2019 Scroll.in
The party said that it had not received information from any other leader about receiving a similar WhatsApp message yet.
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WhatsApp sent second alert to Centre in September saying that 121 Indians were targeted: Reports 3.11.2019 Scroll.in
In response to the Centre’s notice, Facebook-owned WhatsApp attached a vulnerability note filed in May and a letter sent in September about the privacy breach.
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WhatsApp spyware row: Sonia Gandhi calls snooping ‘shameful’, BJP points to surveillance under UPA 3.11.2019 Scroll.in
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged her phone was tapped by the government.
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Which Government Wing Purchased Pegasus: Kapil Sibal Questions Centre 2.11.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday sought answers from the centre over the controversy surrounding Israeli spyware Pegasus which has breached into mobile phones of government officials...
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"Notified Indian Authorities In May": WhatsApp On Snooping Row 1.11.2019 NDTV News - Latest
WhatsApp had informed Indian authorities in May about a privacy breach that affected some users in the country and worked quickly to resolve it, the Facebook-owned company said in a statement on...
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