Opinion | The Question More Indians Ask — ‘Is My Phone Tapped?’
But I was stunned when a well-known writer in New Delhi confided that she and others used encrypted communications. “We’re all on ProtonMail and Signal at this point,” she said. Others said they only communicated on WhatsApp. “All of our phones are tapped,” declared a news editor in Mumbai.
As the comments from businessmen indicate, the fears I heard weren’t limited to journalists and writers disinclined to support Mr. Modi. People who had appreciated the pro-business elements of his candidacy, and who still have hope for his economic policies, expressed similar concern.