September 30, 2020, 12:14


Indian Government Denies Having Permitted Any Agency to Tap WhatsApp Messages

Indian Government Denies Having Permitted Any Agency to Tap WhatsApp Messages

New Delhi (Sputnik): WhatsApp spygate landed the Indian government in hot water in October when Israeli spyware Pegasus was reportedly used to hack the mobile phones of several activists, journalists, and academics.

The Indian Home Ministry on Tuesday clarified in Parliament that no blanket permission has been given to any agency for the interception or monitoring of phone calls.

Replying to a question in the Parliament’s lower house Lok Sabha on whether the government taps WhatsApp calls and messages, the Minister of State (Home Ministry) said in a written reply:

The question was raised by Dayanidhi Maran, an MP from Tamil Nadu.

The government reply, meanwhile, clarified that the Information technology Act of 2000 empowers both central and state governments to investigate any computer in the interest of Indian sovereignty.

The statement comes weeks after WhatsApp claimed that Israeli cyber Intelligence Company NSO Group was snooping on Indian activists and journalists via spyware called “Pegasus” that can compromise a device and get access to all of a target’s data.

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Weather

Moscow

Today09/29/2020
13℃

Wed
09/30/2020
overcast clouds

  • overcast clouds
  • HI/LO: 17/10
  • Clouds: 100%
  • Wind: 4.98 m/s
  • Wind Direction: SE
  • Pressure: 1023hPa
  • Humidity: 45%

Thu
10/01/2020
few clouds

  • few clouds
  • HI/LO: 18/11
  • Clouds: 13%
  • Wind: 5.23 m/s
  • Wind Direction: SE
  • Pressure: 1025hPa
  • Humidity: 44%

Fri
10/02/2020
overcast clouds

  • overcast clouds
  • HI/LO: 17/11
  • Clouds: 98%
  • Wind: 4.05 m/s
  • Wind Direction: ESE
  • Pressure: 1027hPa
  • Humidity: 49%

Sat
10/03/2020
overcast clouds

  • overcast clouds
  • HI/LO: 18/11
  • Clouds: 88%
  • Wind: 4.42 m/s
  • Wind Direction: ESE
  • Pressure: 1027hPa
  • Humidity: 47%

Sun
10/04/2020
sky is clear

  • sky is clear
  • HI/LO: 17/10
  • Clouds: 0%
  • Wind: 3.51 m/s
  • Wind Direction: ESE
  • Pressure: 1028hPa
  • Humidity: 52%

Mon
10/05/2020
sky is clear

  • sky is clear
  • HI/LO: 17/9
  • Clouds: 0%
  • Wind: 3.63 m/s
  • Wind Direction: SE
  • Pressure: 1031hPa
  • Humidity: 58%

NEWS

Сторонняя реклама



Статьи
Статьи В
Создание Сайта Кемерово, Создание Дизайна, продвижение Кемерово, Умный дом Кемерово, Спутниковые телефоны Кемерово - Партнёры