Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: Pegasus

SC extends time for submitting probe report on use of Israeli spyware Pegasus

The top court said the technical committee has been examining 29 'infected' mobile phones for the spyware and has also recorded statements of people, including journalists.

Pegasus is seducing, but good intelligence isn’t just tech. India needs more than software

Things truly important aren’t discussed on the phone. India should introduce institutional reforms its intelligence services desperately need.

Pegasus, media, show-cause — why suspended Andhra IPS officer & Jagan govt are sparring

Suspended cop A.B. Venkateswara Rao, intelligence chief in former TDP regime, has been accused of buying and using Pegasus spyware in his tenure. He has denied the allegations.

Pegasus makers came to Bengal police to sell spyware, claims Mamata, ‘I said we don’t want it’

West Bengal CM's claim came in backdrop of her budget speech for state home department Wednesday, when she alleged BJP-ruled states such as Karnataka, UP & MP had bought Pegasus.

SC to hear pleas seeking probe into Pegasus row on 23 February

This is the first time the apex court will hear the batch of petitions after 27 October last year when it had ordered setting up of a three-member panel of cyber experts.

Accountability is democracy’s cardinal character. Pegasus just ruined that in India

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Modi politicising migrant crisis of 1st wave, diverting attention from his 2nd wave failures

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Israeli Police ‘used’ Pegasus to spy on Netanyahu son, others. Probe ordered after uproar

Israel police used NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware to allegedly snoop on its own citizens, said a Calcalist report. An SC-appointed panel is probing similar allegations in India.

Budget, poll campaigning, NYT report on Pegasus — what made Page 1 of Urdu press this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Pegasus scandal shows how lawless India’s ‘lawful interception’ has become

Many democracies understand the need for lawful surveillance against serious crimes. Few provide the executive such sweeping powers like India does.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.