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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 officials of the state Directorate General of Information and Public Relations (DGIPR), with the petitioners' lawyer claiming that it was for acquiring a "spying software like Pegasus". The petition filed by Laxman Bura and Digamber said that there was apparently "a nexus between the phone tapping cases, which are a matter of public knowledge now, and the Israel tour". Several rules regarding the sanctioning of such foreign tours were violated in the process, the Public Interest Litigation alleged. "Israel doesn't have any specific expertise on web media (the subject of the study tour) that the state government officials could have benefited from," said their lawyer, advocate Tejesh Dande, in the court. "They (petitioners) say the actual object of sending team to Israel was to acquire a spying software...
Representational image | People use smartphones at a railway station in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

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.

Sidhu’s appointment as Punjab Congress chief smacks of high command’s arrogance

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Modi govt lists 17 new bills in Monsoon session, Opposition to raise issue of Covid management

The Opposition parties are also planning to give an adjournment notice over 'phone tapping' of their leaders and corner the govt over fuel prices.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.