What the Pegasus surveillance scandal means for Indian democracy?

Source: Indian Express, Indian Express 2, Livemint Relevance: Implication of the Pegasus spyware issue Synopsis: The Pegasus scandal is a matter of grave concern for Indian democracy. Implications and future course of action. Implications of Pegasus spyware issue Allegations against Supreme Court: There are allegations that the phones of the woman who had complained of sexual harassment… Continue reading What the Pegasus surveillance scandal means for Indian democracy?

Pegasus spyware issue – concerns and way forward

Source: The Hindu 1, The Hindu 2 Relevance: Possible future course of action for India after the recent revelations under Pegasus spyware issue. Synopsis: Dealing with the implications of the Pegasus spyware issue and the policy challenges involved in existing laws. Background Under the revelations made in the Pegasus spyware issue, it is clear that… Continue reading Pegasus spyware issue – concerns and way forward

Pegasus spyware used to ‘snoop’ on Indian journalists, activists

Source: The Hindu What is the News? According to a report, Pegasus spyware may have been used to conduct surveillance on about 300 Indians including two Cabinet ministers three opposition leaders, a Constitutional authority, government officials, scientists and about 40 journalists. About Pegasus It is a spyware created by NSO Group, an Israeli cybersecurity firm… Continue reading Pegasus spyware used to ‘snoop’ on Indian journalists, activists

Explained: What is spyware and stalkerware?

News: According to a report,there was a 51% increase in the use of spyware and stalkerware during the lockdown period from March to June. Facts: Spyware and Stalkerware: These are apps like viruses and malware that infect devices that are connected to the internet. However, unlike viruses and malware that can be detected by anti-virus… Continue reading Explained: What is spyware and stalkerware?

Spyware Pegasus used to Snoop WhatsApp

News:Recently,it has been reported that WhatsApp was used to spy on journalists and human rights activists in India earlier this year.The surveillance was carried out using a spyware tool called Pegasus. Facts: About Pegasus: Pegasus is a spyware that can hack any iOS or Android device and steal a variety of data from the infected… Continue reading Spyware Pegasus used to Snoop WhatsApp