The WhatsApp hack has put the spotlight on surveillance abuse in India. Here’s how you can try to stay ahead
NEW DELHI : In July 2015, when WikiLeaks published internal email records of Hacking Team, an Italian surveillance vendor, it gave a rare peek into the shopping basket of India’s intelligence agencies. One agency wanted to “infect the mobile phones or SIM cards of all the subscribers in sensitive areas to continuously track their location with high accuracy", another was looking for a “one-click solution to infect any type of platforms, models, etc. by just sending an SMS, without knowing any background about his target (sic)".