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Experts seek clarity on data protection bill amid WhatsApp spyware row

New Delhi: As the Opposition took on the government in Rajya Sabha regarding WhatsApp snooping via third-party Israeli software Pegasus, a roundtable discussion in the Capital on Thursday sought clarity on the much-anticipated Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP). Organised by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the roundtable deliberated upon the impact of the […]

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Centre rejects allegations of purchasing Israeli spy software Pegasus to tap WhatsApp calls, messages

New Delhi: Rejecting allegations regarding purchase of Israeli spy software Pegasus to tap WhatsApp calls and messages of individuals as “misleading” and attempts to “malign” government’s image, the Centre on Wednesday informed Parliament that its CERT-In division had warned of countermeasures to users about vulnerability in WhatsApp in May. He said that the Computer Emergency […]

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Soldier arrested for leaking border details to Pakistan, another freed

Jaipur: One of the two Indian soldiers who was taken into custody from the Jodhpur railway station on charges of sharing crucial information with a Pakistan-based woman ISI agent, has been arrested while the other was freed but would be used as a witness, police sources said. The arrested soldier has been identified as Vichitra Behra, […]

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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology finds gaps in WhatsApp reply on spyware issue

New Delhi: Terming the Whatsapp’s reply having “certain gaps”, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has decided to write to the company over its response to the government charges that the messaging company didn’t inform it on time and with details that personal data of Indians were compromised by the spyware, while WhatsApp is […]

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Priyanka Gandhi target of WhatsApp snooping says Congress, BJP rubbishes the claim

New Delhi: As soon as the Congress triggered a row by claiming that party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi had been a target of the snooping through WhatsApp, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit back saying the grand old party was “imagining” things. Taking to Twitter to negate the claim, BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya […]