Calling software that uses open source as open source software is something that people have been trying to push by releasing illegitimate reports on FOSS, etc. https://twitter.com/logic/status/1417055886946693121
While Delhi journalists on the list have made news, one case of a journo-activist from Jharkhand is noteworthy. All three of his numbers feature on the list
He was arrested in 2019 and told NL that he was being framed by police #replug #PegasusSpyware https://www.newslaundry.com/2019/12/14/be-it-the-arrest-of-rupesh-or-the-activists-of-bhima-koregaon-dissenters-are-being-framed
Le Monde reports that ambassadors/high commissioners of the following countries may have been targeted by Pegasus in New Delhi: Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, China, and Saudi Arabia. https://www.lemonde.fr/projet-pegasus/article/2021/07/19/en-inde-un-etat-dans-l-etat-pret-a-tout-pour-proteger-le-premier-ministre_6088748_6088648.html
We told you so
Now you know why #ArogyaSethu or any other app this govt. casually forces us to use is not trust worthy.
They lie. They spy.
Just make sure to ask why,
Soon they will be bye bye.
A number for Ashwini Vaishnaw, the new minister for information technology also on the list. Minutes before, he told the Parliament that "there is no substance whatsoever behind this sensationalism." https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/19/india-nso-pegasus/
This ties up a lot of threads.
3 phone numbers belonging to the SC staffer who accused former CJI Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment were selected as potential targets for surveillance.
11 numbers associated with her and her family were also present.
Any which way this is spun, the selection of the Congress president as a surveillance target in the run up to the 2019 election is India's Watergate moment. #PegasusProject
India's New Cabinet Minister of IT @AshwiniVaishnaw and Opposition Leader @RahulGandhi are in Pegasus list.
BREAKING | #PegasusProject
At least two mobile phone accounts used by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi were listed as potential targets.
The numbers of five of his social friends and acquaintances were also placed on the list. | @svaradarajan
But #CoWIN is not open source? - Who owns #CoWIN ? https://twitter.com/anivar/status/1412035354605998088
"The numbers of those in the database include over 40 journalists, 3 major opposition figures, 1 constitutional authority, 2 serving ministers in the Modi government, current and former heads and officials of security organisations and businesspersons." https://thewire.in/government/project-pegasus-journalists-ministers-activists-phones-spying
Another target of Pegasus #SpyGate appears to be @UmarKhalidJNU - although not named in the stories themselves yet.
Look at Forbidden Stories letter to NSO at Ex. A -
C2 is Umar Khalid.
BREAKING: massive, global leak of the targets of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. *huge deal.*
Forensic investigation by @AmnestyTech
in collaboration with @FbdnStories reporters.
We @citizenlab conducted peer review.
Here's an explainer THREAD.
INCREDIBLE! This signature is supposed to make it official? Wow. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1416802889696047104
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