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Can Modi govt know who you text? Should FB be liable for your posts? We’ll know in Jan 2020

Apart from deciding on end-to-end encryption for chats, the amended IT Rules will also decide on what content belongs on the internet.
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Spying or hacking — nothing is hurting WhatsApp’s status as India’s top messaging app

Data with Sensor Tower shows WhatsApp was most downloaded app in November, the month the Pegasus scandal broke, and continues to remain India’s most popular app.
A file photo of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Telegram, Signal, WhatsApp — what Gandhis, Kejriwal, Badals use to keep their calls private

Privacy concerns & new technologies have ushered in a new era of exchanges between politicians, with many now opting for apps offering better levels of encryption.
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WhatsApp, in letter to Modi govt, expresses ‘regret’ over Pegasus snooping issue

WhatsApp said it will ensure better safety measures after it confirmed last month that Pegasus spyware was used to spy on Indian journalists and human rights activists through its app.
The Parliament building in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

WhatsApp snooping issue divides Shashi Tharoor-headed Parliament panel

Members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology reportedly got into a row over taking up the WhatsApp snooping issue.
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Activists hit by WhatsApp snooping write to govt, ask if public money was spent on Pegasus

In open letter, 19 activists & lawyers demand to know if there was any contract between govt & NSO Group to ‘deploy’ Pegasus spyware in India.
Opposition leaders discuss WhatsApp snooping

Parliament, President, people’s court — how Opposition plans to tackle WhatsApp snooping

Opposition leaders met to discuss the deteriorating state of the Indian economy Monday, but also discussed the WhatsApp snooping of journalists & politicians.

Delhi’s air crisis, Bangalore’s tree crisis and NCP-Shiv Sena’s not-so-secret texts

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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Gaurav Gogoi wants new pollution law, Manu Joseph calls govts ‘sophisticated snoopers’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera

Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Brahmin pride and pain flood Facebook after Vikas Dubey’s encounter killing

For many social media users, gangster Vikas Dubey was first and foremost a Brahmin — a ‘tiger’ whose killing is just another ‘atrocity’ on the community under 'Thakur' CM Yogi Adityanath.
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Not ‘overworried’ about NPAs, no need for a blanket moratorium extension: SBI chairman

SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar said the extension of the loan moratorium may be needed only for certain specific stressed sectors.

Defence

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IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.