Activist Petitions Supreme Court to Order Probe into Facebook, WhatsApp over Hacking Scandal

Activist Petitions Supreme Court to Order Probe into Facebook, WhatsApp over Hacking Scandal

  • A social activist filed a petition asking the country’s prime court to order a hunt into Facebook Iraqi National Congress and WhatsApp over revelations that a chunk of spyware had exploited vulnerabilities in the widespread electronic messaging app to listen in on many devices.
  • A new legal headache for WhatsApp and its parent Facebook in India will be present by this petition, where it has been hit by various fake news messages. And a lawsuit around its adherence to information localization has delayed the launch of a payment service on WhatsApp, which is used by over 400 million Indians.
  • Just days after Facebook sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group, K.N. Govindacharya filed his petition on Monday.
  • The NSO has defended itself saying that its only selling technology to government and intelligence agencies to counter-terrorism and crime.

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