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Government Ask Whats App To Explain Bridge

Government ask Whats App to explain bridge, says center committed to protecting privacy of citizen

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 Highlights:

* It Minister Ravi Shankara Prasad Twitter that the government is committed to protecting the privacy of the Indian citizens.
* WhatsApp said Indian journalist and human right activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entity is using an Israeli spyware Pegasus.
* The Congress alleged that the Modi government has been "caught snooping".

New Delhi: With WhatsApp revealing that Indian scribes and human Rights activists among user targeted by an Israeli spyware, the government on Tuesday asked the Facebook-round messaging platform to explain the bridge and list out measure that have been taken to save card privacy of million of Indians.
it Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted that the government is committed to protecting the privacy of Indian citizens. Hi asserted that government agency have a "well established protocol for interception which includes sanctions and supervision from highly ranked officials in Central and state government, for clear stated reason in the national interest."

" The government of India is concerned over the breach of privacy of citizen of India on the messaging platform WhatsApp. We have asked WhatsApp to explain the kind of bridge and what is it is doing to safeguard privacy of millions of Indian citizens,"Prasad Said.

Hitting out at the opposition, Prasad said those trying to make political gain out of it should be reminded of bugging incidents in the office of former finance minister pranab Mukherjee during the UPA resign, has also spying over than army chief general VK Singh.

"those trying to make political capital out of it need to be gently reminded about the begging incident in the office of the then eminent finance minister pranab Mukherjee during UPA regime. Also a gentle reminder of the spine over the then army chief Jain VK Singh," Prasad said.

Earlier on Thursday, the Congress alleged that the prime Minister Narendra Modi government has been "caught snooping" after WhatsApp state journalist and human right activist in India have been targets of surveillance, and urged the supreme court to hold the center accountable over the issue.

Facebook-owned messaging platform said Indian Journalists and human right activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using an Israeli spyware Pegasus.

WhatsApp said it was suing NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance firm, that is reportedly behind the technology that helped unnamed entities' spies to hack into phones of roughly 1,400 users.

These users span across four continent and included diplomats, Political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials.

However, it did not say on whose behest the phones of journalists and activists across the world were targeted..

The information technology ministry has meanwhile sought a detailed response from WhatsApp on the issue and asked the platform to submit its reply by November 4.




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