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#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

23 Dec 2018

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

Just days back, a political row had erupted over a government order that gave sweeping powers of surveillance to 10 Central agencies.

Indian Govt must slap penalty for Aadhaar misuse: Edward Snowden

18 Aug 2018

Indian Govt must slap penalty for Aadhaar misuse: Edward Snowden

The government must slap a penalty on anyone using Aadhaar data for purposes other than public services, whistle-blower Edward Snowden said.

Elliot Alderson: The hacker who started the Aadhaar security controversy

30 Jul 2018

Elliot Alderson: The hacker who started the Aadhaar security controversy

TRAI chairman RS Sharma is in the midst of a storm now after his Twitter challenge on Aadhaar's security majorly backfired.

What makes June 21 special? Much more than #InternationalYogaDay

21 Jun 2018

What makes June 21 special? Much more than #InternationalYogaDay

The United Nations started observing June 21 as International Yoga Day in 2015 and it has since been used to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Spy agency NSA collected over 500 million phone call records

06 May 2018

Spy agency NSA collected over 500 million phone call records

The United States' National Security Agency (NSA) collected over 500 million phone call records of Americans last year, more than triple of what was gathered in 2016, said a US intelligence agency report.

Elliot Alderson: The ethical hacker who exposed Aadhaar's security flaws

24 Mar 2018

Elliot Alderson: The ethical hacker who exposed Aadhaar's security flaws

A few weeks ago, French security researcher Baptiste Robert, who is better known by his Twitter username Elliot Alderson, hacked into the Aadhaar app within a minute and reportedly gained access to 22,000 Aadhaar card details.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton invests $50mn in messaging app Signal

22 Feb 2018

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton invests $50mn in messaging app Signal

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has invested $50 million in encrypted instant messaging app Signal.

Edward Snowden backs former RAW chief's article against Aadhaar

22 Jan 2018

Edward Snowden backs former RAW chief's article against Aadhaar

American whistleblower Edward Snowden continues to take on Aadhaar and its potential for misuse.

Arrest UIDAI, not journalists: Edward Snowden on Aadhaar breach FIR

09 Jan 2018

Arrest UIDAI, not journalists: Edward Snowden on Aadhaar breach FIR

Edward Snowden, famous whistleblower, has lashed out at the Indian government over Aadhaar, which has "destroyed the privacy of a billion Indians."

'Irrespective of laws, result is abuse': Snowden on Aadhaar controversy

05 Jan 2018

'Irrespective of laws, result is abuse': Snowden on Aadhaar controversy

One more name, and a famous one at that, has been added to the list of people opposing Aadhaar.

Convert your phone into a spy tool with Snowden's app

27 Dec 2017

Convert your phone into a spy tool with Snowden's app

Edward Snowden needs no introduction. The National Security Agency whistleblower exposed classified information about the US Government's surveillance programs and monitoring activity in 2013.

Reports: Russian hackers stole classified US cyber tools from NSA

06 Oct 2017

Reports: Russian hackers stole classified US cyber tools from NSA

Hackers backed by the Russian government stole highly sensitive spying tools from US National Security Agency (NSA) in 2015 after a contractor loaded the information on his home computer.

German police arrest Dark Web market admin in rare break

14 Jun 2017

German police arrest Dark Web market admin in rare break

On 8th June, the German police arrested the alleged administrator of a Dark Web marketplace from where a gun was purchased and used for the July 2016 shootings in Munich.

Leaks suggest America's NSA may have hacked global banking system

15 Apr 2017

Leaks suggest America's NSA may have hacked global banking system

Hacking group Shadow Brokers have leaked spy tools allegedly created and used by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

Devin Nunes steps aside from Congressional committee inquiry on Russia

07 Apr 2017

Devin Nunes steps aside from Congressional committee inquiry on Russia

Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has temporarily stepped aside from a congressional investigation into Russia's alleged election hacking.