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  • Editors Guild files plea in SC seeking SIT investigation into Pegasus snooping matter Aug 03, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    Editors Guild files plea in SC seeking SIT investigation into Pegasus snooping matter

    The guild submitted that citizens of India have a right to know if the government is infringing upon the limits of their authority under the Constitution and what steps have been taken to safeguard their fundamental rights.

  • Explained: Lok Sabha passes Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021; All you need to know Aug 03, 2021 04:50 PM IST

    Explained: Lok Sabha passes Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021; All you need to know

    The Bill empowers the central government to prohibit strike and lockouts in any industrial establishment or unit engaged in essential defence services.

  • Here’s what Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee discussed with PM Modi at the meet today Jul 27, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    Here’s what Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee discussed with PM Modi at the meet today

    Mamata Banerjee told reporters that she discussed COVID-19 vaccine supply, COVID-19 situation, renaming of West Bengal, and the Pegasus Spyware case with the Prime Minister.

  • Pegasus spyware: Senior journalists move SC seeking independent enquiry into govt snooping allegations Jul 27, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Pegasus spyware: Senior journalists move SC seeking independent enquiry into govt snooping allegations

    The petition, likely to come up for hearing within next few days, sought to investigate if the illegal hacking into the phones using the Pegasus spyware represented an attempt by agencies and organisations to muzzle and chill the exercise of free speech and expression of dissent in India.

  • Govt will brazen out snooping allegations until name of NSO Group's Indian client is revealed: Chidambaram Jul 27, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    Govt will brazen out snooping allegations until name of NSO Group's Indian client is revealed: Chidambaram

    The former home minister said that based on investigations by an international group of journalists, news portal "The Wire" has reported that there was "an Indian client of the NSO Group".

  • West Bengal government sets up first panel to probe the 'Pegasus' phone-hacking reports Jul 26, 2021 02:12 PM IST

    West Bengal government sets up first panel to probe the 'Pegasus' phone-hacking reports

    This will be first formal inquiry into allegations that between 2017 and 2019 an Indian client of Israel's NSO Group used Pegasus to hack hundreds of phones of opposition leaders, journalists and government officials.

  • Tech Weekender: Major platforms like Amazon and Zomato faced disruptions, A toolkit that scans your phone for Pegasus, Some tips to keep you safe from Spyware and more Jul 24, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Tech Weekender: Major platforms like Amazon and Zomato faced disruptions, A toolkit that scans your phone for Pegasus, Some tips to keep you safe from Spyware and more

    Here are the biggest developments in the world of technology for the week ended July 23.

  • TMC MP Shantanu Sen suspended from Rajya Sabha for for the rest of the Monsoon Session of Parliament Jul 23, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    TMC MP Shantanu Sen suspended from Rajya Sabha for for the rest of the Monsoon Session of Parliament

    Soon after the obituary references and laying of papers, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan moved a motion for Sen's suspension after the Trinamool Congress (TMC) member snatched papers from Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and tore those in the House on July 22.

  • Pegasus puzzle — Who is snooping around? Jul 22, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    Pegasus puzzle — Who is snooping around?

    The Centre must find out the truth about the spying row and build adequate safeguards to ensure data privacy

  • This toolkit can scan your Android, iOS devices to detect Pegasus spyware infection Jul 21, 2021 08:49 PM IST

    This toolkit can scan your Android, iOS devices to detect Pegasus spyware infection

    The toolkit that was developed by Amnesty to enable users to check for malicious apps that may have infected their devices can be used to find out if the Pegasus spyware developed by Israel’s NSO Group to snoop in on journalists, ministers, and businessmen, has extracted data from your phone too.

  • Pegasus spyware controversy | Our phones are tapped, cannot talk to anyone: Mamata Banerjee Jul 21, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    Pegasus spyware controversy | Our phones are tapped, cannot talk to anyone: Mamata Banerjee

    In a live virtual address to mark Martyrs’ Day to pay homage to the 13 persons who had died at a Youth Congress rally in Kolkata in 1993, the Bengal CM said that the Central government should be “plastered” to save the country.

  • France's Macron targeted in project Pegasus spyware case : Report Jul 20, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    France's Macron targeted in project Pegasus spyware case : Report

    The French presidency said that if the revelations about Macron's phone being tapped were true, they would be very serious.

  • Messaging application Signal tweets amid Pegasus row, says 'interesting coincidence' Jul 20, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    Messaging application Signal tweets amid Pegasus row, says 'interesting coincidence'

    In its tweet Signal commented on the government's new IT laws that require messaging apps to break encryption, 'trace' chats and identify users in a conversation chain.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament: Counter Congress' lies with truth, PM Modi tells BJP MPs as Opposition disrupts proceedings over 'Pegasus' Jul 20, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament: Counter Congress' lies with truth, PM Modi tells BJP MPs as Opposition disrupts proceedings over 'Pegasus'

    A day after a stormy start, Parliament proceedings on its second day on July 20 witnessed high-voltage protests over the ‘Pegasus Project’ report with the Opposition training guns at the government. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned over protests by Opposition members.

  • Reports full of wrong assumptions, says NSO Group Jul 20, 2021 08:59 AM IST

    Reports full of wrong assumptions, says NSO Group

    “The report by Forbidden Stories is full of wrong assumptions and uncorroborated theories that raise serious doubts about the reliability and interests of the sources. It seems like the ‘unidentified sources’ have supplied information that has no factual basis and are far from reality,” the NSO Group said in a statement.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament | 'Pegasus Project' likely to disrupt proceedings today, Congress' strategy meet at 10:30 am Jul 20, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament | 'Pegasus Project' likely to disrupt proceedings today, Congress' strategy meet at 10:30 am

    TMC’s Sukhendu Sekhar Ray has given a 267 notice, seeking suspension of Rules of business in the Rajya Sabha, for a discussion on Pegasus. AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha on the issue while Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the issue.

  • IT Minister should answer if govt acquired Pegasus spyware: Chidambaram Jul 20, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    IT Minister should answer if govt acquired Pegasus spyware: Chidambaram

    In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said the minister should answer if the government acquired the Pegasus software/spyware.

  • 'Aap Chronology Samajhiye': Amit Shah questions timing of Pegasus Project Jul 19, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    'Aap Chronology Samajhiye': Amit Shah questions timing of Pegasus Project

    Shah also hit out at 'rudderless' Congress for jumping on to the Pegasus bandwagon and trying to derail anything progressive that comes up in Parliament.

  • Here's how you can protect yourself against Spyware Jul 19, 2021 06:13 PM IST

    Here's how you can protect yourself against Spyware

    Spyware is a malicious tool designed to extract data from an user's device

  • Congress demands probe into Pegasus spyware issue Jul 19, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Congress demands probe into Pegasus spyware issue

    An international media consortium reported on Sunday that more than 300 verified mobile phone numbers, including of two serving ministers, over 40 journalists, three opposition leaders and one sitting judge besides scores of business persons and activists in India could have been targeted for hacking through an Israeli spyware sold only to government agencies.

  • Explained | Everything you need to know about Pegasus: The Israeli spyware used to snoop on politicians, activists and journalists Jul 19, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Explained | Everything you need to know about Pegasus: The Israeli spyware used to snoop on politicians, activists and journalists

    The spyware was discovered on the phones of many prominent journalists and activists

  • 'Pegasus' leaks report to cast a shadow on Monsoon Session as Opposition demands answers from Govt Jul 19, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    'Pegasus' leaks report to cast a shadow on Monsoon Session as Opposition demands answers from Govt

    The report published by The Wire revealed that at least 300 Indian phone numbers, including those of over 40 senior journalists, opposition leaders, government officials, and rights activists were found on a leaked database of targets for hacking that used Israeli spyware 'Pegasus',

  • WhatsApp expresses 'regret' over Pegasus snooping row Nov 20, 2019 08:06 PM IST

    WhatsApp expresses 'regret' over Pegasus snooping row

    Last month, the Facebook-owned company had showed that Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using Pegasus spyware.

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