Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicPhone tapping

Topic: Phone tapping

Pegasus snooping a form of cyber-terrorism, says ex-RSS ideologue Govindacharya, moves SC

In 2019, too, Govindacharya filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking an inquiry into alleged use of Pegasus spyware to tap phones of Indians through WhatsApp.

Only 15% Indians know about Pegasus. But once aware, their distrust of Modi govt grows

Prashnam's 12-state survey shows a general lack of awareness. But among those who know what Pegasus is, a greater percentage say Modi government snoops on ordinary citizens.

Use landline for work, texts over calls, be polite: Uddhav govt’s new mobile phone rules

The rules come amid allegations that the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP govt tapped phones as well as revelations of alleged snooping by the Pegasus Project. 

Is my phone at risk? How the Pegasus spyware works

It is in the very nature of spyware to remain undetected on a device. That said, there are mechanisms to show whether your device has been compromised.

MVA claims mischief in Maharashtra phone tapping saga, but BJP slams reading of law

MVA claims a network of brokers in an alleged transfer racket could have been probed using regular methods. But IPS officer Rashmi Shukla’s ex-colleagues describe her as conscientious.

MHA asks Rajasthan Chief Secretary for report on phone tapping allegations

Rajasthan Police's Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case in connection with two audio clips about an alleged conspiracy to topple Ashok Gehlot's government.

Cannot disclose information on permissions given to agencies for phone tapping: MHA

In a response to an RTI query, the Ministry of Home Affairs invoked three exemption clauses from the RTI Act to withhold the information without giving any reasons.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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