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WhatsApp, in letter to Modi govt, expresses ‘regret’ over Pegasus snooping issue

WhatsApp said it will ensure better safety measures after it confirmed last month that Pegasus spyware was used to spy on Indian journalists and human rights activists through its app.
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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.
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Army wants officers to deactivate Facebook accounts, stay away from WhatsApp

The Indian Army advisory says WhatsApp is a vulnerable platform and Facebook has turned out to be a crucial source of collecting intelligence.
WhatsApp group admins change posting rights ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, WhatsApp group admins take action to preempt hate speech

Numerous WhatsApp group administrators restricted posting rights ahead of the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict, fearing action if hate speech was posted.
Delhi suffers from dangerous levels of pollution yet again this November

Will there be a solution to smog, asks Amar Ujala & Dinamani on snooping, right to privacy

A round-up of the Hindi and Tamil newspapers opinion pages to reflect a North-South viewpoint on topical issues.
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Activists hit by WhatsApp snooping write to govt, ask if public money was spent on Pegasus

In open letter, 19 activists & lawyers demand to know if there was any contract between govt & NSO Group to ‘deploy’ Pegasus spyware in India.
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Facebook adds more corporate branding to Instagram, WhatsApp

The branding effort reflects a larger shift happening inside Facebook as CEO Mark Zuckerberg pulls different aspects of the empire closer together.
Opposition leaders discuss WhatsApp snooping

Parliament, President, people’s court — how Opposition plans to tackle WhatsApp snooping

Opposition leaders met to discuss the deteriorating state of the Indian economy Monday, but also discussed the WhatsApp snooping of journalists & politicians.
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Uddhav Thackeray’s loud call, and government silence over air pollution

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Free speech

In India, it’s save-the-internet time once again

Internet freedom is threatened once again as the Modi government is high on power and the opposition dead. We must speak up before it's too late.

On Camera

A member of the cabin crew wearing a protective face mask checks cabin seating ahead of the flight on-board a passenger aircraft operated by Wizz Air Holdings Plc at Liszt Ferenc airport in Budapest, Hungary. | Photographer: Akos Stiller | Bloomberg

Dear airlines, leave the middle seats open for now

Much about how the coronavirus moves through aircraft cabins is under study, but it’s important to be as careful as possible based on what information exists.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
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Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.