IT panel Will Summon Apple On hacking alerts

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IT panel Will Summon Apple On hacking alerts

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The committee’s chair, Prataprao Jadhav of the Shiv Sena, told HT that he would inquire with the secretariat about the possibility of calling Apple.

A day after the issue turned into a political spat with the opposition accusing the BJP-led government of snooping on them, the parliamentary committee on information technology is considering calls by opposition members to summon Apple for information details on why certain people, including at least nine political leaders, were sent notifications warning them of hacking attempts.

The committee’s chair, Prataprao Jadhav of the Shiv Sena, told HT that he will inquire with the secretariat about Apple’s ability to be called and that the matter will probably be discussed at a meeting following Diwali.

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Opposition panelists pushed to call in the corporation, which had alerted many opposition figures to attempts by “state-sponsored” hackers to access their Apple accounts and iPhones. I’m writing to Prataprao Jadhav, the head of the legislative committee, requesting that she call all parties involved as well as representatives of Apple. This is a serious matter. As it solely affects opposition members, how can they [the government] claim that there is a “algorithmic malfunction”? Congress MP Karti P Chidambaram, a member of

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