Pegasus Snooping

Pegasus order calls for cautious optimism

International targeted surveillance with a political agenda, to fulfil the interests of the market forces or of those who run the electoral autocracies, poses a civilisational threat.

published on : 15th November 2021

Pegasus case: Govt will extend cooperation to SC-appointed committee, says Union Minister Vaishnaw

The government's approach is not to censor but to enable self-regulation while empowering users of social media, Vaishnaw said.

published on : 11th November 2021

In reply to UAPA query, CM Pinarayi Vijayan raises spectre of national security

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan chose to use the bugbear of national security to refuse to answer one of the simplest questions from an Opposition legislator on the stringent UAPA.

published on : 30th October 2021

Pegasus row: SC refers to 'Orwellian concern'; says every citizen ought to be protected against privacy violation

"Orwellian" refers to a dystopian, totalitarian state which is destructive to the welfare of a free and open society.

published on : 27th October 2021

SC to pronounce order on Wednesday on pleas seeking independent probe into Pegasus snooping matter

The pleas are related to reports of alleged snooping by government agencies on eminent citizens, politicians and scribes by using Israeli firm NSO's spyware Pegasus.

published on : 26th October 2021

Let’s not jump the gun on Pegasus  

Even critics of the government would agree that there is absolutely no reason to doubt the intentions of the Apex Court

published on : 3rd October 2021

A Supreme Court of possibilities 

The Indian judiciary is at a crossroads. The CJI can do a lot in bringing in reforms in the system as demonstrated by Willy Mutunga, former Chief Justice of Kenya

published on : 24th September 2021

Congress welcomes setting up of technical expert committee on Pegasus, but seeks SC-monitored probe

Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate also said that based on media reports, a probe into the matter will ensure that national security is not compromised.

published on : 23rd September 2021

Pegasus snooping row: SC to pronounce order on pleas seeking independent probe next week

The pleas seeking an independent probe are related to reports of alleged snooping by government agencies on eminent citizens, politicians and scribes by using Israeli firm NSO's spyware Pegasus.

published on : 23rd September 2021

Unbelievable that Centre refusing to file detailed affidavit on Pegasus: Petitioners to SC

The court was told by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for N Ram and Sashi Kumar who have filed one of the pleas, that the government can't tell the apex court to 'shut your eyes'.

published on : 13th September 2021

Pegasus snooping row: SC to pass interim order on pleas seeking independent probe

The pleas are related to reports of alleged snooping by government agencies on eminent citizens, politicians and scribes by using Israeli firm NSO's spyware Pegasus.

published on : 13th September 2021

Pegasus snooping row: Bengal assures SC that Lokur panel will not proceed for time being

The State government in its affidavit has called the Union government "non-committal and evasive" while justifying the setting up of a two-member Commission of Inquiry.

published on : 25th August 2021

Govt telling SC it can't divulge its info in public is 'confession' that spyware was used: Chidambaram

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that divulging information on whether the country uses spyware like Pegasus or not would involve national security aspect.

published on : 18th August 2021

Pegasus controversy: SC issues notice to Centre

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana sought the Centre's response on the pleas and said it will take up the matter after 10 days and see what course should be adopted.

published on : 17th August 2021

Pegasus row: Nothing to hide, will constitute committee of experts, Centre tells SC

With a view to dispel any wrong narrative spread by certain vested interests and with an object of examining the issues raised, it said, the government will constitute a committee of experts.

published on : 16th August 2021
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