Users of the messaging service noticed that they were leaving WhatsApp groups with just a "(phone number) left" message. At first, no one quite understood what was happening or why.
Prasad said the government is committed to protecting fundamental rights of citizens, including the right to privacy.
Basheer, 35, was killed after he was hit by a car allegedly driven by Sriram Venkitaraman under the influence of alcohol.
The petition was withdrawn after a bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde asked Govindacharya to do so, citing several mistakes in it.
The company has gone from nil revenue in the 2017-18 financial year (FY) 2018 to actually turning a profit in FY 2019.
The PDP bill creates a need for the data fiduciary to repeatedly obtain consent from the data principal for every step of the processing activity.
According to WhatsApp, the spyware was developed by Israel-based NSO Group and had been used to snoop on about 1,400 users globally, including 121 users from India.
The phishing attackers were attempting to obtain the target's password or other account credentials to hijack their account, Google said.
Forest officials told Express on receiving the WhatsApp video from airport security authorities, deputed a team of officials to the spot.
The investment will provide 500 startups approved by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DPIIT) with USD 500 each of Facebook ad credits.
The panel will be briefed by representatives of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Home affairs, Atomic Energy on the subject - 'Citizens' data security and privacy'.
The CERT-In is the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify security-related defences of the Indian internet domain.
In reply to a question by former minister Dayanidhi Maran, the MHA cited a law that allows agencies to monitor and decrypt any information stored in any computer on grounds of internal security.
You can start using Facebook Pay on Facebook or Messenger with just a few taps.
WhatsApp said Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using Israeli spyware Pegasus.