Cong attacks govt over Snoopgate, calls its dishonest

The Congress on Saturday hit out at the Centre over the snooping controversy, saying a “dishonest” government is refusing to answer key questions like who purchased and deployed the illegal spyware used for the alleged surveillance.

On Thursday, Facebook-owned company WhatsApp had said Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using Israeli spyware Pegasus, leading to a furore over breach of citizens‘ privacy.

 

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Congress‘s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala attacked the government saying that in May, WhatsApp had “quickly resolved a security issue and notified relevant Indian and international government authorities”.

“A dishonest BJP Govt refuses to answer relevant questions on #WhatsAppSpygate – 1. Who in GOI purchased & deployed the illegal spyware? 2. Who-PM or NSA-authorised the purchase? 3. If Facebook had informed GOI in May 2019, why was govt mum? 4. What action against the guilty,” he said in a tweet.
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