TAPPING

  • Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping 6 days ago

    Berlin: Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem. The issue affects a telecommunications standard called Signaling System 7, or SS7, which is used by carriers to...
  • From Srirangapatna, a data lesson for India's cities November 11, 2014

    How many public taps are currently in the city and where do new taps need to be installed? Where do new public toilets need to be created? Which houses do not have daily garbage collection? These are questions that confront city officials all over the world every day. The solution...
  • Centre taps over 1 lakh phones a year, many more by states: Report September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: 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. The study, 'India's surveillance state', prepared on...
  • I act against my own men found guilty, says Mamata Banerjee July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Amid controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul's rape remark that sparked widespread outrage across the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday emphasised her government's fairness in dealing with wrongdoing and said that those found guilty, even within the party, will be subjected to necessary action. "If...
  • Twitter buys mobile ad firm Tap Commerce July 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter announced Monday that it has cut a deal to buy mobile ad firm Tap Commerce to bolster moneymaking tools at the popular onetomany messaging service. San Franciscobased Twitter did not disclose how much it paid for Tap Commerce, which is located in New York City, but technology news...
  • WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum takes a dig at Apple for 'copying' features June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple previewed a spate of new features in its upcoming iOS 8 software at the annual developers conference in San Francisco on Monday, and quite a few of them appeared to be borrowed or copied from existing services. The Cupertino giant appears to have lifted a few of WhatsApp...
  • Allahabad judges approached to head 'Snoopgate' commission: sources May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government has approached two sitting judges in the Allahabad High Court to head the commission set up to probe the 'Snoopgate' controversy involving Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, say sources. Both the judges have reportedly expressed their willingness to take over the post. However, a...
  • MHA accuses Vodafone of secretly sharing data with British agency March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Major telecom player Vodafone has been accused by the Union Home Ministry of secretly sharing subscriber data with a British intelligence and security organisation, a charge denied by the company. According to documents of the Internal Security Division of the Home Ministry, Vodafone is alleged to have given...
  • 'Happy Feet 2' choreographer taught Aamir Khan tap dancing in 'Dhoom 3' December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Aamir Khan, who has impressed with his tap dancing number in 'Dhoom 3', learned the skill from acclaimed Australian choreographer Dein Perry. Aamir, who plays a negative role in the movie, flew all the way to Australia to learn the grungy tap dance, which is high on energy...
  • NSA collects 5 billion cell phone records globally per day December 5, 2013

    Washington: America's secretive National Security Agency is collecting nearly five billion cell phone records a day about the precise locations of individuals, including nonUS citizens, a media report said on Thursday. The startling revelations by The Washington Post are based on the classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former...
  • Nitish tapping BJP leaders' phones, says Sushil Kumar Modi November 20, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi charged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with ordering tapping of phones of the party's leaders and carrying out sting operations to settle political scores. "Rattled by persistent criticism of his government, the Chief Minister has stooped low to the extent that he has been misusing...
  • No official found guilty in phone tapping case will be spared: Virbhadra Singh July 27, 2013

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said no official found involved in illegal phone tapping and intruding into privacy of people would be spared. "Whosoever is responsible for granting permission for phone tapping without following due process or was directing this illegal act, will not be spared whatever...
  • Case registered in mass phone tapping in Himachal June 27, 2013

    Shimla: The vigilance and anticorruption bureau of Himachal Pradesh n Wednesday evening lodged a first information report (FIR) in the infamous "phone tapping" case pertaining to the previous BJP regime, an official said in Shimla. "A case has been registered against unidentified people under various sections of the Indian Telegraph Act...
  • British spy agency taps cables, shares with US NSA: Report June 22, 2013

    London: Britain's spy agency GCHQ has tapped fibreoptic cables that carry international phone and internet traffic and is sharing vast quantities of personal information with the US National Security Agency, the Guardian newspaper said on Friday. The paper, which has in recent weeks been publishing details of topsecret surveillance programs exposed...
  • India sets up extensive surveillance system to tap phone calls, emails June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: India has launched a wideranging surveillance programme that will give its security agencies and even income tax officials the ability to tap directly into emails and phone calls without oversight by courts or parliament, several sources said. The expanded surveillance in the world's most populous democracy, which the government...
  • Govt to install setup against phone tapping soon June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Unauthorised tapping of telephones will soon be a matter of past as the government has decided to operationalise a "foolproof" Central Monitoring System (CMS) which will put an end to all illegal interception. The CMS, which enables security agencies to monitor phones and internet communications of suspected persons,...
  • ACB likely to submit report on phone tapping on Saturday June 15, 2013

    Shimla: The Himachal Vigilance and Anticorruption Bureau is expected to submit its report On Saturday in the phone tapping case during the previous BJP government. "The probe has been completed and final report is being prepared for submitting it to the government," highly placed sources said. Vigilance and Anticorruption Bureau...
  • Obama defends phone surveillance, says no one can have 100 pc privacy June 8, 2013

    US President Barack Obama defends the internet snooping programme saying they are keeping a tab on websites like Google and Facebook to identify those with terrorist links. ...
  • Internet tapping aimed at nonAmericans, says Official June 8, 2013

    Washington: Information collected through a US government surveillance program that taps into the servers of internet companies targets only nonUS persons living outside the United States, a senior administration official said on Thursday. The US law that allows the collection of data under this program does not allow the targeting of...
  • What you should know about NSA phone data program June 7, 2013

    Washington: The government knows who you're calling. Every day. Every call. Here's what you need to know about the secret program and how it works: Q: What happened and why is it a big deal? A: The Guardian newspaper published a highly classified April US court order that allows the government access to...
  • US agency collecting phone records of millions of citizens: report June 7, 2013

    San Francisco/New York: The US National Security Agency is collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon Communications customers, according to a secret court order obtained and published by the Guardian newspaper's website. The order marked "Top Secret" and issued by the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court directs Verizon's Business Network...
  • Jaitley CDR case: Court grants bail to two accused May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: A court in New Delhi on Friday granted bail to a Delhi Police constable and a private detective, arrested for allegedly buying a SIM card on fake proofs to procure the call detail records of BJP leader Arun Jaitley and others. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Sanjay Bansal enlarged...
  • Jaitley phonetapping case: All accused get bail May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: All four accused in the Arun Jaitley call detail records case were granted bail by a Delhi court on Thursday. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal granted bail to Delhi Police constable Arvind Dabas, 35, and three private detectives, Anurag Singh, 37, Neeraj Nayar, 36, and Nitish Singh, 30,...
  • 'Goa hospital faces water shortage because of stolen taps' May 22, 2013

    Panaji: The Goa Medical College (GMC), the state's top health facility, regularly faces water shortage because people steal taps installed in the hospital premises, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. The water shortage is putting patients and their kin to hardships, especially during the scorching summer season. "The reason why...
  • Officials involved in phonetapping won't be spared: Virbhadra April 18, 2013

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said his government would not wreak political vendetta but would not deviate from the policy of zero tolerance towards corruption. Speaking at the convention of the district Shimla Congress Committee in Shimla, the chief minister accused the previous BJP...
  • Jaitley CDR case: Court seeks DCP's reply March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A court on Wednesday sought response from the Delhi Police on the alleged "illegal detention" of the wife of one of the accused, who was arrested for illegally retrieving call detail records of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal passed the order...
  • Phone tapping row: Virbhadra blames predecessor, Dhumal denies March 13, 2013

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday accused his predecessor Prem Kumar Dhumal in the illegal mass tapping of phones of politicians and bureaucrats when he was heading the erstwhile BJP government. Dhumal refuted the charges. "While Dhumal was the chief minister, he was helped by then director general...
  • Jaitley call records case: Bail plea of constable Dabas rejected March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Delhi Police constable Arvind Dabas, arrested in connection with BJP leader Arun Jaitley's phone tapping case. Dabas had moved the court seeking bail, saying there was no direct evidence against him and he was falsely implicated in the case by...
  • Govt set to put new mechanism for interception of telephone March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A new mechanism will be put in place by the government to eliminate the loopholes in authorised phone tapping by intelligence and enforcement agencies. The process, followed by the agencies by approaching telecom service providers individually after due authorisation, will be brought under one roof. The interface with...
  • Jaitley phone tapping: 4 accused sent to judicial custody March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: In the Arun Jaitley phone spying case, four accused have been sent to 14-day judicial custody. Private detective Anurag Singh along with his aides Nitish, Neeraj and Delhi Police constable Arvind Dabas will be in judicial custody for another two weeks now. The police claim that Delhi Police constable...