Pegasus: the WhatsApp Spyware

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What is Pegasus? Pegasus is a type of spyware created by the NSO Group, a company based out of Israel. Like any other app, WhatsApp too had a loophole in its application which was exploited by the company by using this spyware. A missed call to the phone was enough to embed the malware into a victim’s device. Pegasus was … Read More

Are WhatsApp Group Admins liable for fake news?

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Recently, WhatsApp has been the centre of attraction of many debates in India. Some calling action from the communication platform and some seeking assistance and accountability. While the pressing reason for this remains the incidents of mob lynching and the spread of hateful/fake/inciteful images, videos, news etc. over chats, new developments are only giving birth to newer challenges for both … Read More

Sent an obscene photo on a WhatsApp group?

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I’ve been struck with question about obscene content so many times that I feel writing about it is the best solution. I want to analyze this question on two different levels: Moral and Legal. We’ve come across cases where girls and guys have sent their private intimate pictures on WhatsApp groups “by mistake”. The very fact that they were meant … Read More

Is it legal to share nude pictures over WhatsApp?

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One of the major reasons the title says so is that a lot of readers want an answer to this question. Surveys, studies and researches have all suggested the same thing over and over again. It is that more than half of the young population of the country is involved in sharing nude pictures, semi-nude selfies and intimate moments over … Read More

Where we stand after 15 years of IT Act !!

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17th October 2000 marked the beginning of nothing less than a revolution in Indian cyberspace. It was a birth of new era where IT Law came into existence defining boundaries, powers and governing people’s action online. Today as we complete 15 years of this revolution, let’s take a look at how far we have come. Though the act came into … Read More

Social Media : Illegal behind Legal ??

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Social Media : Illegal behind Legal ?? We all are a bunch of lazy lads. The truth is installing a software is a sequence of click on the “continue”, “I accept” and “Install” button. Likewise we are so restless while registering for an app or so, we never take the pains of reading what are we actually accepting to by … Read More

WhatsApp Web – Really going to help?

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WhatsApp Web – Really going to help? “WhatsApp goes to facebook, then WhatsApp hits the browser. One tasty piece of cake served to the 700 Million+ users later yesterday is WhatsApp web.” For all those people who have asked for so long about how to actually use WhatsApp on a laptop, here it is WhatsApp answering. “Today, for the first time, millions … Read More