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What You Need to Know About NSO Group’s Pegasus and the WhatsApp Targeting: Amnesty International India

If you’re a Human Rights Defender (HRD), activist, or journalist based in India, and have questions about NSO Group’s spyware Pegasus and the WhatsApp targeting, please read these FAQs below. 

WhatsApp: Scores of Activists Targeted with NSO Spyware in India and Across the World

WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook has confirmed that many journalists and human rights activists from India have been the target of surveillance by a spyware produced by the Israeli firm NSO. This is a grave violation of the activists’ fundamental right to privacy enshrined in both national and international law.

WhatsApp Confirms: Indian Agencies Using Israeli Spyware Pegasus to Spy on Journalists, Academics, Lawyers and Dalit Activists

India's state agencies are spying on people using spyware software developed by and Israeli tech firm called NSO. Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has revealed that journalists and human rights activists in India have been targets of surveillance by operators using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

Sikh Siyasat WhatsApp Number Unbanned; Resumes Working

This is to inform the readers and subscribers of the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that our WhatsApp number +91-855-606-7689 has been unbanned by the WhatsApp.

Sikh Siyasat Banned From Using WhatsApp; Advisory for Readers/Followers

This is to inform to the readers of the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that we are not able to use WhatsApp on our WhatsApp number +91-855-606-7689 for past one day.

WhatsApp Seeks Nod of RBI to Open Payment Service for All

Instant messaging app WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels has written to the Reserve Bank of India seeking a formal nod to expand payments services to all its 200 million users in Indian sub-continent.

Under Pressure From Indian Government, WhatsApp Imposes More Curbs

Under pressure from the Indian government over reported abuse of WhatsApp in spreading rumours of 'child lifting' which lead to mob-lynching incidents in various parts of the peninsula, the administrators of the messaging giant announced to impose more curbs on mass forwarding of messages using their app.

WhatsApp Upcoming New Feature: Admins Will Decide Who Can Post in WhatsApp Groups

Online messaging App giant WhatsApp is going to rollout a new feature that will enable WhatsApp group admins to decide that who can sent messages in that group. The latest beta testing update, available to registered beta testers only, has this feature.

WhatsApp rolls out Pinned Chats and two more features for iPhone users

WhatsApp has recently rolled out a new update on iOS platform. 2.17.40, the latestWhatsApp version, brings in features like pinned chats, all forms of file support, and the facility to delete multiple images at one time.

Now Facebook, WhatsApp Posts Can Land Group Admins in Jail

Group admins of social media networks like Facebook and Whatsapp circulating objectionable posts including those containing rumours or fake news can now face imprisonment in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Apparent Phone Call by Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal Gets Leaked over Social Media

A phone call purportedly made by Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal requesting a person to 'forget the past' and support him in elections gets leaked over social media.

WhatsApp Data Security Concerns: SCI notice to Facebook, Centre

Supreme Court of India on Monday (January 17) sought a response from both the Centre as well Facebook over non-security of data and conversations on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp Stopped Working on Devices Running Older Versions of Android, iOS, and Windows Phone

WhatsApp has stopped supporting older operating systems, which means WhatsApp won't work on older phones. Earlier WhatsApp had announced end support to some older phones running Android 2.2 Froyo and below, Apple iPhones running iOS 6 and below, and Windows Phone 7.

Whatsapp to End Support for Older Phones – Here is the List

In February this year, WhatsApp had announced it will stop supporting older smartphones. Now as the end of the year approaches, WhatsApp’s support for some of the older devices will be coming to an end.

Indian Security agencies raise alarm against Whatsapp end-to-end encryption, media reports

The online messaging giant Whatsapp recently rolled out end-to-end encryption, which means that the whatsapp messages turn more secure. Various reports in Indian media notes that the Whatsapp move has worried Indian “security agencies” as these agencies may now find to hard to snoop into the communications of Whatsapp users.

End to End Encryption: Massive Security upgradation by Whatsapp

Messaging giant Whatsapp has rolled out "end to end encryption". According to Whatsapp this move will protect messages from being snooped by cybercriminals, hackers, "oppressive regimes" and even the Whatsapp itself.

Access blocked to Whatsapp in Brazil under court order

Access to a prominent messaging service WhatsApp was shut off early today after a Brazilian court directed the local phone companies to block the popular service for 48 hours for failure to comply with a July court order in a criminal case.

Whatsapp rollsout Wahtsapp Web for iPhone users

Whatsapp has rolled out Whatsapp Web feature for iPhone users enabling iPhone users to send and receive messages via Whatsapp from PC using Google Chrome.

Whatapp rolls out voice calling for iOS/ iPhone users

Now iPhone/ iOS users too have a reason to smile. As promised by Brian Acton at F8 conference, WhatsApp’s voice calling feature that was rolled out to Android users a while back is now being made available for iOS.

Android users get surprised with WhatsApp voice calling ability

There are reports that WhatsApp is now rolling out internet calling functionality to a wider set of people. Previously the feature was tested by WhatsApp with limited number of (selected) users.