'Terror boat' politics: BJP slams Congress of speaking same language as Pakistan
'Terror boat' politics: BJP slams Congress of speaking same language as Pakistan

Hitting out at the Congress over its allegations on Narendra Modi-led NDA government on the suspected Pakistani 'bomb' boat probe issue, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra on Sunday said such action of the principal opposition party is 'supplying oxygen to Pakistan' adding that 'Congress has hit a new low' by giving such comments.

Rogingya refugees in Hyderabad are under watch, police concede

Hyderabad Police are putting in place "full-fledged surveillance" and collecting information about Rohingya Muslim refugees who have been living in the city after fleeing Myanmar.

American, Israeli companies selling high-tech surveillance devices to most repressive govts

A British watchdog group has said that American and Israeli companies are selling top surveillance technology and devices to some of the world`s most repressive governments.

US spies on mobile phones from the sky: Report

 US justice officials are scooping up mobile phone data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance program designed to catch criminals, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance

US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents showed on Thursday.

Centre taps over 1 lakh phones a year; many more by states

More than one lakh phone tapping orders are issued by the central government every year, but the total number of such interceptions can be of a 'staggering scale' after taking into account the directions from state governments, a new study has found.

9/10 internet users intercepted by NSA were unintended targets

Nine of 10 internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, whose accounts were intercepted by the NSA were not the intended surveillance targets but were caught in a net cast by the US spy agency for somebody else.

US lawmakers pass bill to curb NSA

The US House of Representatives approved late Thursday a bill that would restrict the electronic surveillance powers of the National Security Agency (NSA).

US hikes surveillance on Pakistan border

The top US military commander in Afghanistan says the US has increased its surveillance over the Afghan-Pakistani border since Pakistan began pounding a militant stronghold with airstrikes, but so far officials have not seen any militants fleeing the latest offensive.

US releases email, tries to debunk Snowden claims

The US government released an email Thursday written by Edward Snowden, in a bid to debunk his claim that he raised concerns about mass spying programs before fleeing and engineering huge media leaks.

Post-Tiananmen China wields iron fist in golden glove

China`s Communist Party has a tighter grip on power than ever, analysts and activists say, courtesy of its economic boom and vast surveillance mechanisms, rather than the tanks and bullets of the Tiananmen crackdown.

Japan begins work on surveillance unit near disputed islands

Japan broke ground today on a coastal surveillance unit near a string of islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with China, a report said.

Snowden calls for international deal on data surveillance

Strasbourg: Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said on Wednesday there should be an international agreement on data collection to protect against the mass surveillance of citizens.

Obama says plan will end NSA bulk data sweep

President Barack Obama put forward a plan to end bulk collection of telephone records, aiming to defuse a controversy over the government`s sweeping surveillance activities on millions of Americans.

Obama meets Internet bosses on surveillance

US President Barack Obama met bosses from Facebook, Google and other Internet giants Friday to discuss plans to overhaul US spy agency surveillance practices which have infuriated the industry.

Judge`s order preserves NSA surveillance records

A federal judge in San Francisco has stopped the destruction of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Agency more than five years ago.

US developing smart-phone piloted military drones

The US is developing a smart- phone piloted and cheap military drone capable of assisting troops in front lines of battle while avoiding hostile threats on the ground like improvised explosive devices and ambushes.

US, UK spy agencies tap data from smartphone apps: Report

US and British spy agencies extract huge amounts of personal data, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

800 detained in China for illegal surveillance

Chinese police have arrested over 800 people suspected of producing, selling and using illegal wiretapping and photography equipment to conduct surveillance.

Independent panel set up to investigate Internet governance, surveillance

An independent panel, announced at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, would be investigating Internet governance and surveillance for two years.