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Govt misled House on Pegasus, says Congress; moves privilege motion

January 31, 2022 7:43 am

A global consortium of media groups had revealed in July 2021 that the spyware had been used by several governments around the world to snoop on opponents, journalists, businessmen etc.

Pegasus snoop affair: Israeli envoy says it is India’s internal matter

October 29, 2021 10:49 am

He said every export of the NSO Group — it is the maker of the Pegasus spyware — needs a licence from the Israeli government and this licence is only for exports to governments, not “non-governmental actors”.

Pegasus case: SC moved the needle on privacy, press freedom, Govt security alibi

October 28, 2021 9:40 am

The three-judge bench, in ordering a probe into Pegasus, flagged that its intervention is to “uphold the constitutional aspirations and rule of law” without being “consumed in (the) political rhetoric.”

Explained: Who are the members of SC-appointed committee to probe Pegasus?

October 28, 2021 8:35 am

The Supreme Court said it was "an extremely uphill task" to find experts "who are free from prejudices, are independent and competent".

Supreme Court Pegasus order: 10 key points

October 27, 2021 1:06 pm

The committee has been asked to enquire, investigate and determine whether the Pegasus software was used on devices of Indian citizens, and if it was acquired by any individuals or State/Central government agencies.

Full text: Supreme Court order on Pegasus snooping

October 27, 2021 1:29 pm

In its judgment, the apex court ordered a "thorough inquiry" into the allegations by a three-member committee, comprising three technical members and supervised by its retired judge Justice R V Raveendran.

SC orders independent probe into Pegasus, says Govt can't get free pass every time 'national security' is raised

October 28, 2021 3:40 am

The ruling came on a batch of 12 petitions which sought an independent probe into the allegations which surfaced in the media about the unauthorised surveillance.

Supreme Court says will set up own expert panel to look into Pegasus charges

September 24, 2021 1:34 am

A three-judge Bench headed by the CJI had on September 13 reserved its order on a batch of petitions seeking a probe in the matter. On Thursday, CJI Ramana said the order was taking time as some of the experts who the court had in mind to be part of the committee had declined to take the role citing personal difficulties.

No beating around the bush, did Govt use Pegasus illegally: Supreme Court

September 14, 2021 2:25 am

Reserving its interim order, the bench said even if the committee is formed and examines the issues and "the report has to be placed before us", "it will come into the public domain".

‘Not as simple as if Pegasus used’, says Govt, offers panel to dispel ‘wrong’ talk

August 17, 2021 7:26 am

A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana sought to know if the proposed committee would also be able to look into the questions raised by the petitioners — to this, the Centre said that the court could include it in the terms of reference of the committee.