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IT Ministry asks WhatsApp to respond on spyware issue by November 4

WhatsApp said Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon

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The IT Ministry on Thursday sought a detailed response from WhatsApp on the issue of an Israeli spyware that was allegedly used to target Indian journalists and human rights activists through its platform. WhatsApp has been asked to submit its reply by November 4. The ministry has written to WhatsApp seeking its response on the matter, a senior government official told PTI.

On Thursday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp said Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using an Israeli sypware Peagasus.

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First Published: Oct 31 2019 | 5:15 PM IST

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