Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicSnooping

Topic: snooping

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.

Senior journalists N Ram, Sashi Kumar move SC seeking independent probe into Pegasus scandal

The journalists requested inquiry by a judge into reports of government agencies using Israeli spyware to allegedly snoop on citizens, infringing free speech.

Only Indian govt ‘unconcerned’ about Pegasus snooping allegations, says Chidambaram

Reacting to reports of French President Macron looking into the spying allegations, Chidambaram questioned govt if Indian govt is unconcerned because it's fully aware of the snooping.

Kashmiri journalists, Syed Geelani and Mehbooba Mufti’s families on latest Pegasus list

J&K Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari’s brother Tariq Bukhari, Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Waqar Bhatti, a human rights activist, also figure on the list.

Opposition to media to Modi govt, Pegasus scandal has lessons for all

Using snooping technologies has its own collateral damage. The government should come clean in the current case where a foreign service provider may be involved.

BJP, Congress, Trinamool, Left, Governor — in Bengal, everyone’s ‘being snooped on’

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is the latest to allege that he is being snooped on. Similar allegations have also been lobbed by and at Mamata, as well as Modi govt.

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.

Supreme Court gives 6 weeks to Modi govt to reply on PIL against snooping notification

According to the notification, 10 central probe and snoop agencies are empowered for computer interception and analysis.

Home ministry clarifies computer order does not confer new powers to security agencies

The clarification also said that each case of computer interception, monitoring and decryption is to be approved by the competent authority, which is the Union home secretary.

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