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Israeli spyware used to snoop on Indian journalists, activists

Oct 31, 2019 09:21 IST

In a startling revelation, Whataapp has confirmed that Indian journalists and activists have been targets of surveillance by operators using Israeli spyware Pegasus. According to The Indian Express, the disclosure came in a US federal court in San Francisco in which Whatsapp said that an Israeli group targeted some 1,400 Whatsapp users with Pegasus. When the daily contacted Whatsapp they refused to divulge the identity of those targeted but said that they had contacted each one of them. According to Whatsapp a significant number of Indian academics, lawyers, Dalit activists and journalists had been under state of the art surveillance for a two week period until May 2019.

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