Facebook India head appears before parliamentary panel on WhatsApp snooping issue
The parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology called the cyber security experts to hear their views on the issue of citizens data security and privacy. As per the notice of the meeting, the panel had also called non-official witnesses of the WhatsApp snooping row, including BJP's former organisational secretary Govindacharya.
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Malware attack on users: CERT-In alerted three days before WhatsApp pinged
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WhatsApp fallout: Govt flags risks to payments through social media companies
Centre reaching out to RBI, NPCI to discuss safety features, delaying WhatsApp payment feature launch.
After Pegasus spying row, India asks WhatsApp to explain privacy breach
India is awaiting WhatsApp’s response to decide on the next action, which could include imposition of penalty.
View: WhatsApp spyware episode should be a wake-up call for India
India holds for around a fourth of WhatsApp’s global 1.5 bn accounts. The security hole has made many fearful.
Pegasus spyware can target up to 50 phones at once
The spyware can monitor up to 500 phones in a year, but can only track a maximum of 50 at one go. He said it costs about $7-8 million per year to license Pegasus as per the sources on Pegasus' snooping capabilities. Allegedly the Israeli company developed a program that copied WhatsApp’s network traffic to target devices over the app’s servers.
India ‘vindicated’ on WhatsApp traceability after US, UK, Australia write to Facebook: MeitY
This, senior Indian government officials said, validates India’s position on traceability in Facebook-owned WhatsApp, something it has been articulating since over a year, following several deaths due to mob lynching.
Both citizens and tech companies will be served better with an element of regulation: Ajit Mohan MD, Facebook
Facebook and its family of apps are an ally for India in the trajectory of economic growth and social development, said the official.
WhatsApp says many requests from cops invalid and deficient
WhatsApp said many requests made by law enforcement agencies in the state lacked critical information such as account identifiers, FIR numbers or valid legal provisions.
Facebook transfer petition: SC asks govt to file affidavit in three weeks
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal appeared for WhatsApp and senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi represented Facebook.
Are you in sync with IT Act, High Court asks WhatsApp
WhatsApp counsel seeks an adjournment, citing SC order that High Court can hear, but cannot pass any ruling.
Whatsapp flaw could allow hackers to modify, send fake messages
Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app.
Minimal information, data purpose critical in ensuring privacy, protection of user information: Experts
A panel discussion on 'Future of Governance' hosted by IIC in collaboration with Niti Aayog and CPR saw eminent speakers converge to discuss threadbare the complex nuances of data privacy.
High-speed quantum encryption could stop hackers: Study
In a study, researchers demonstrated that the new technique is secure from common attacks, even in the face of equipment flaws that could open up leaks.