Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicSnooping

Topic: snooping

Who legally authorises data interception & on what grounds: A study of 5 democracies

Data compiled by Global Network Initiative, which aims to protect internet privacy, shows India has no judicial oversight over how government intercepts electronic communications.

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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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

ThePrint team | Rafale M jet (left) and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet (right)

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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