27 November, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
News: The Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Pegasus spyware attack on WhatsApp and the growing misuse of social media platforms to spread misinformation have made governments world over, including in India, realise the limitations of existing laws in dealing with the misuse of these platforms.
Prelims and Mains focus: about Pegasus spyware, the cyber threat, challenges and ways to address it
Need for stricter regulation of social media
What are the remedial proposals?
India position vis-a-vis USA
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