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Phone Tapping Surveillance

Only Law Enforcement Agencies Authorised To Tap Phones, Intercept Messages: Govt

Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra said this in response to a question on whether national or international agencies are authorised to monitor and decrypt any digital information, including Whatsapp...

29 March 2022

Opinion: As Pegasus Flies In, It’s Time To Rethink Our Cyber Laws

Pegasus row is wake-up call for all stakeholders in the digital ecosystem


'Person Of Interest': The Most Relevant Show Today

The Jonathan Nolan created show which ran for five seasons deals with the theme which has become a discussion point in every living room across the world right now – mass surveillance


Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis Phone Tapping Case: Why BJP Workers Are Protesting In Maharashtra

BJP workers staged protests and burnt copies of the police notice to former CM Devendra Fadnavis in various parts of Maharashtra, including in Pune, Pandharpur (in Solapur district), Nagpur, Chandrapur, and Sangli.

13 March 2022

‘If You Believe Your Phone’s Not Been Hacked, You’re Living In A Fool’s Paradise’

Gopal Krishna Pillai, former Union home secretary, tells Bhavna Vij-Aurora that hacking and ­surveillance, both official and non-official, are widespread and rampant.


Pegasus Scandal: Arvind Kejriwal's Aide, ED Officer On Snoop List

Reports suggest that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide and an Enforcement Directorate officer were among potential snooping targets of the Pegasus spyware list.

26 July 2021

CBI Chief Subodh Jaiswal Summoned By Mumbai Police In Phone-Tapping Case

The case relates to the `leak' of a report prepared by IPS officer Rashmi Shukla about alleged corruption in police transfers in Maharashtra during Subodh Jaiswal's tenure as DGP.

09 October 2021

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More Questions Than Answers In Pegasus Whodunnit

The Israeli spyware has become synonymous with large-scale cross-border digital snooping. What is the issue and who did it?

23 July 2021

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23 July 2021
Politicians, Journalists, Activists…Pegasus Spares None, Hears Them All

Politicians, Journalists, Activists…Pegasus Spares None, Hears Them All

Virus alert: Israeli hacker-for-hire firm’s Pegasus malware is the latest bug ­causing an outbreak of political snooping allegations in India. Who’s it...


19 July 2021
Pegasus: Rahul Gandhi Says 'We Know What He's Reading' In Apparent Dig At PM Modi

Pegasus: Rahul Gandhi Says 'We Know What He's Reading' In Apparent Dig At PM Modi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "We know what he’s been reading- everything on your phone!" following the release of the Pegasus Report on Sunday night.


05 December 2020
Rajasthan Police Close Case Against Sachin Pilot’s Aide, Journalist

Rajasthan Police Close Case Against Sachin Pilot’s Aide, Journalist

No evidence was found against any of them in ‘phone tapping’ case, say police.


02 December 2020
High Court Seeks Centre's Stand Over NETRA, NATGRID Surveillance Impeding Right To Privacy

High Court Seeks Centre's Stand Over NETRA, NATGRID Surveillance Impeding Right To Privacy

The PIL filed by an NGO seeks a cessation on surveillance projects that allow for bulk collection and analysis of personal data.


27 November 2020
Sans Frontiers

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week


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07 October 2020
FIR Against Sachin Pilot's Media Manager, Journalist For Reporting 'MLA's Phone Tapping'

FIR Against Sachin Pilot's Media Manager, Journalist For Reporting 'MLA's Phone Tapping'

FIR had been lodged on Oct 1 at Jaipur’s Police station against Lokendra Singh who is the media manager of former Dy CM Sachin Pilot and Sharat Kumar, a...


19 June 2020
Orwellian Dystopia Is Here, So Is The New India

Orwellian Dystopia Is Here, So Is The New India

The way government and police work now bears part resemblance to the dystopian setting of Oceania in George Orwell’s book 1984, writes Pushkar Raj.


24 January 2020
'Phone-Tapping Not In Maharashtra's Culture': Fadnavis Denies Shiv Sena-Led Govt's Allegations

'Phone-Tapping Not In Maharashtra's Culture': Fadnavis Denies Shiv Sena-Led Govt's Allegations

Fadnavis said the state government was free to conduct an inquiry into the phone-tapping charges against him.


30 December 2019
Indian Navy Bans Smartphones, Social Media On Its Bases, Ships

Indian Navy Bans Smartphones, Social Media On Its Bases, Ships

Recently seven navy personnel were arrested for allegedly leaking sensitive information to a spy racket connected to Pakistan.


06 November 2019
Shashi Tharoor-Led Parl Panel To Look Into WhatsApp Snooping Case

Shashi Tharoor-Led Parl Panel To Look Into WhatsApp Snooping Case

Tharoor has said the alleged use of technology to snoop on Indian citizens was a matter of 'grave concern'.


06 November 2019
Bengaluru Police Used Smuggling Case To Tap Phones Of 30 Public Figures: Report

Bengaluru Police Used Smuggling Case To Tap Phones Of 30 Public Figures: Report

The police allegedly tapped around 30 phone numbers by inserting them between numbers of suspected smugglers.


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01 November 2019
Govt, Army Officials In 20 Countries Targets Of WhatsApp Hacking: Report

Govt, Army Officials In 20 Countries Targets Of WhatsApp Hacking: Report

The hacking of a wider group of top government officials’ smartphones than previously reported suggests the WhatsApp cyber intrusion could have broad...


29 September 2019
Kumaraswamy Rules Out Involvement In Phone Tapping Of Seer

Kumaraswamy Rules Out Involvement In Phone Tapping Of Seer

Several political leaders have accused Kumaraswamy of being behind the alleged phone tapping episode to save his government, which was then rocked by...


31 August 2019
CBI Takes Over Probe Into ‘Phone-Tapping’ Of Politicians During Cong-JDS Govt In Karnataka

CBI Takes Over Probe Into ‘Phone-Tapping’ Of Politicians During Cong-JDS Govt In Karnataka

Several BJP leaders, including former chief minister Jagadish Shettar, have directly accused Kumaraswamy of being behind the episode to save his government...


24 August 2019
Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas As Pro-Democracy Protests Take Violent Turn Again

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas As Pro-Democracy Protests Take Violent Turn Again

Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road following a march...


18 August 2019
Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa To Order CBI Probe Into Alleged Phone-Tapping Scandal

Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa To Order CBI Probe Into Alleged Phone-Tapping Scandal

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's announcement comes after disqualified JDS MLA A H Vishwanath, who later turned rebel, accused H D Kumaraswamy...


18 February 2019
My Phone Is Being Tapped By Central Agencies: Mamata Banerjee

My Phone Is Being Tapped By Central Agencies: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee has accused several Hindutva organisations including the RSS of hatching a conspiracy in the wake of the Pulwama attack to create divisions in...


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