A lawmaker from Hungary's ruling party has acknowledged the Interior Ministry bought and used Pegasus spy software. While he said no laws were broken, minutes of a parliamentary meeting are classified until 2050.
Naor Gilon, new Israeli ambassador to India statement comes day after the Supreme Court announced the setting up of an expert panel to look into the Pegasus spy ware case.
The petition filed by Laxman Bura and Digamber said that there was apparently 'a nexus between the phone tapping cases, which are a matter of public knowledge now, and the Israel tour'.
Israel Defence Minister Benny Gantz said his country is investigating the Pegasus matter ‘with the utmost seriousness’.
As per anti money laundering investigator, officials from the two previous administrations had spent about USD 300 million in government money to purchase spyware
The 32-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, for which the listed agenda is ''Citizens' data security and privacy'', according to a notification issued by Lok Sabha Secretariat.
In his weekly column 'Rokhthok' in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Sanjay Raut MP said while the attack on the Japanese city had resulted in death of people, the spying by the Israeli software led to 'death of freedom'.
Anyone can make anyone worthy of intrusive surveillance
The NSO's statement has come amidst the raging controversy over its surveillance software Pegasus.
'The whole notion of using this type of technology against civil society, or regime critics, or journalists, or anybody like that through extrajudicial means is always concerning,' Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Dean Thompson told reporters
The Pegasus controversy has actually thrown up some very interesting cyber legal questions.
Earlier, Morocco's government denied reports that the country's security forces may have used spyware to eavesdrop on the cellphones of France's president and other public figures.
Hacking is a crime and no exemption is given either for government or for private persons in the application of this law, Internet Freedom Foundation's Apar Gupta tells Outlook.
According to reports Sunday, an Israeli corporation accused of delivering spyware to governments has been linked to a list of 50,000 smartphone numbers from around the world.
Simple government denials will not be sufficient in laying this scandal to rest.
The demand for a probe came from opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC, NCP, Left parties, RJD and Shiv Sena.
Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said Pegasus spying issue shows the country's 'government and administration is weak.'
Pegasus is a spyware that was developed by an Israeli "cyber weapons" company named NSO Group.
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