Furore erupts around Narendra Modi App over alleged data sharing
Allegations that Narendra Modi's official mobile application was sending personal user data to a third party without their consent cause furore on social media, issue draws flak from Rahul Gandhi
Mumbai: Allegations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official mobile application was sending personal user data to a third party without their consent caused a furore on social media in India and drew criticism from the leader of the opposition Congress party on Sunday.
The BJP quickly responded on Twitter, saying Gandhi was trying to divert attention. The BJP has accused the Congress of engaging Cambridge Analytica in India, a charge the opposition party has denied.
Reuters could not independently verify Alderson’s claim. Prime Minister Modi has not commented on the issue.
BJP said the app—which has seen about 5 million downloads on the Google Android Play Store—allows users access even in a guest mode that does not require them to grant any permissions.
“The permissions required are all ... cause-specific," the BJP tweeted. Reuters
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