Mon 19 Jul 2021 11:29AM

NSO Group Pegasus is used by Governments worldwide to spy on journalists, lawyers and activists. How should we respond?

PV Pirate Vik Public Seen by 46

Starting this thread as a place to discuss this important topic and see if we can reach a consensus on how Indian pirates should position and respond.

The Pegasus project is reported by journalists here:


Pirate Praveen Mon 19 Jul 2021 1:28PM

  1. In the short term only Supreme Court can order a probe

  2. For long term, we need to continue building our base and influence. We can use this opportunity to talk to people.

  3. So we can talk about surveillance and why people should care and get involved in politics to have a chance of stopping it.


Ravi Dwivedi Tue 20 Jul 2021 6:06AM

Also, are there some precautions that we can suggest to journalists, activists?


Pirate Vik Tue 20 Jul 2021 10:22AM

Yes and I think there are good resources we can share from people like the guardian project and others. Let's compile a list here?


Pirate Praveen Tue 20 Jul 2021 6:13PM

If they get administrator access to your phone, there is not much you can do. But there are still other good practices you can adopt for escaping from mass surveillance.


Pirate Praveen Tue 20 Jul 2021 6:55PM

Looks like documents ways to detect this particular attack. So they try to cleanup traces but still leaves some traces for detecting the attack later.


Ravi Dwivedi Tue 22 Mar 2022 5:15PM

We should write a statement condemning it. That will make our stand clear.