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Tsunami causes ‘unprecedented disaster’ in Tonga, oil spill in Peru and other stories

Today we look at a major oil on Peru’s coast, the death of a Tunisian protestor injured in a violent police crackdown, and more

Pegasus report: new evidence of Saudi interference in Yemen war probe and other stories

Today we look at the targeting of a UN investigator with the Pegasus spyware, the sentencing of 3 Egyptian activists to prison, and more

Israeli Pegasus software Pegasus used to spy on six Palestinian human rights activists, finds investigation 

The investigation by Frontline Defenders revealed that the iPhones of the six activists were hacked using the Pegasus spyware from July 2020 onwards. Three of the activists were working with Palestinian human rights groups recently designated as terrorists by Israel

Moroccans vote amid calls for boycott of elections over repression and lack of democratic space

The elections are being held under the 2011 constitution. Many sections of society, including the Democratic Way party, have pointed out that the process promotes a fake democracy and enshrines tyranny

Bahrain -Pegasus Bahrain hacked phones of 9 activists using Israeli spyware, says Citizen Lab 

Canada-based Citizen Lab stated that it has verified the numbers with Paris-based Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International, organisations responsible for last month’s global media coverage which implicated dozens of governments across the world for using the spyware

Dispatches from India: Two years since abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir

In this episode, we take a look at the situation in Jammu & Kashmir two years after constitutional changes that took away the State’s autonomy and bifurcated it, the state of pellet gun victims, the impact of the Pegasus revelations, and the plight of the power loom workers in Tamil Nadu

Dispatches from India: The Pegasus Fallout

In this episode, we take a look at the impact of the revelations of Project Pegasus on Indian politics and society, the travails of a tribal community in the State of Tamil Nadu and the impact of successive lockdowns on the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir

Pegasus: Why privacy is crucial for democracy

Amid the flurry of prominent names that have emerged as potential targets of the Pegasus spyware, journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty looks at the basic dangers of state surveillance

Pegasus and cyberweapon threats in the age of smartphones

Spyware like Pegasus is not just dangerous as it wrests complete control over an infected phone. It is menacing also because it introduces the skills and knowledge of nation-states into the civilian sphere

Pegasus spyware: How it works, who were the targets

The spyware may have been used by governments across the world to spy on journalists, activists, rival politicians, leaders of other countries among others

PegasusGate: We could all be deprived of free will, like Palestinians

It’s not just about opposition leaders, journalists and other prominent personalities who were tracked via their phones. It’s about how nobody is safe from surveillance by spyware

Israeli software Pegasus may have been used to spy on activists, politicians, journalists globally

The revelation was made in a report published by The Guardian and 16 other media organizations on Sunday which is based on the findings of Amnesty International and Paris based Forbidden Stories.

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