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WhatsApp snooping: Castro stresses need for good cybersecurity policies

He says the government needs to come up with good policies to encourage digital literacy and collaborate with research institutes to identify various vulnerabilities

Peerzada Abrar  |  Bengaluru 

At a time when the Israeli spyware Pegasus is in the news for having been used for hacking into Facebook-owned WhatsApp instant messenger and snooping on activists, lawyers and journalists in India, there is a “pressing need to improve the security of the mobile devices,” says Daniel Castro in an interview with Peerzada Abrar.

Castro is vice-president of the Washington DC-based think-tank, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), and director of ITIF's Center for Data Innovation. Castro says the government needs to come up with good policies to encourage ...

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First Published: Fri, November 08 2019. 16:36 IST
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