Published: Mon, March 26, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Furor erupts around Indian PM Modi's app over alleged data sharing

Furor erupts around Indian PM Modi's app over alleged data sharing

Earlier in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter to claim that the prime minister was giving data shares by app users to his "friends in American companies".

In their defence, the Congress called Prasad a "minister of lies", and asked the BJP that if Cambridge Analytica was involved in stealing data, then why did it take its services and whether it would register an FIR against CA and its Indian arm Ovleno Business Intelligence (OBI).

They also accused Congress of targeting the NaMO app through the #DeleteNamoApp on Twitter.

It was then that Rahul Gandhi said that this would better be answered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Congress chief had further said that the coming Assembly polls was a face-off between two ideologies - on one side BJP and RSS and on the other the Congress. "The permissions required are all contextual and cause-specific". When his name was proposed for the Supreme Court, Modi ji's ego was hurt.

"Data is being used for analytics using third party service, similar to Google Analytics". Analytics and processing on the user data is done for offering users the most contextual content.

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He also accused the media of "burying" the story. Users have to accept the data collection and must be able to opt out of it.

This has come at a time when data leak scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and the many reports of Aadhaar data leakage have been recently discussed at length.

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French security researcher Elliot Alderson in a series of tweets claimed that Narendra Modi app, the personal mobile application of the Prime Minister has been sharing private information of users to a third-party United States company, Clever Tap. "All they do is scare the masses about technology while they continue to steal data using "Brahmastra" of Cambridge Analytica".

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