Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Spyware

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

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

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.

Apple says latest emergency update fixes ‘zero click’ spyware flaw in Messages app

Flaw allowed a hacker to gain access to an Apple device using Pegasus spyware. 'Zero click' refers to how victims don't have to click on a malicious file for it to infect devices.

SC grants more time to Centre for filing response in Pegasus row, next hearing on 13 Sept

The apex court is hearing as many as 12 pleas, including the one filed by the Editors Guild of India, seeking an independent probe into the Pegasus snooping allegations.

PIL in Bombay HC claims govt official visited Israel in 2019 to acquire Pegasus-like spyware

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Maharashtra government on a PIL questioning a 2019 visit to Israel by...

Most voters may not care about Pegasus but data is individual sovereignty too

Surveillance is the context and condition of democracy in India today. Sedition is its prime punishment.

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.

Pakistan calls for UN probe in India’s alleged use of Pegasus spyware

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was a potential target of the Israeli spyware Pegasus, according to a leaked list accessed by a global media consortium.

Pegasus list proves Rahul Gandhi’s undying importance

A substantial part of Modi's political and electoral energy is spent in dissing a leader who has ensured the Congress keeps sinking into a bottomless pit.

Why the Pegasus scandal should be a wake-up call for the US

The future of surveillance will be determined by decisions made in the US and those decisions will determine the future of democracy worldwide.

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Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.