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‘Snoopgate’: Congress says ‘dishonest’ govt refusing to answer relevant questions

NEW DELHI: 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. Congress’ chief spokesperson attacked the government saying that in May, WhatsApp had "quickly resolved a security issue and notified relevant Indian and international government authorities". […]

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