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'Data War': Congress, BJP lock horns, allege each other of sharing user data with third parties

Modi and Rahul

In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister's official mobile app gives all data to companies in US.

"Mr. Rahul Gandhi, the notice given to Cambridge Analytica for Data Manipulation has naturally anxious you".

Alderson, who initially pointed out that the Narendra Modi app was sharing data with a third party without the consent of users, earlier on Sunday posted a new tweet saying the app had "quietly" updated https://twitter.com/fs0c131y/status/977847395743617024 its privacy policy after his previous tweets. The permissions required are all contextual and cause-specific", sources said, adding, "Each function asks for the specific permission when access is required.

In the tweet, Gandhi was referring to a media report which says that a French security, named Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y), has claimed that Narendra Modi app is allegedly sharing private information of users to a third-party United States company Clever Tap without their consent. "The information shall not be provided to third parties in any manner whatsoever without your consent". The app, the party claimed was one-of-its kind, which offers users a "guest mode" that does not require any permission or data. "On Bhutan's land, China builds a road and a helipad and keeps a guard and the 56-inch person does not speak a word", he said, taking a jibe at the prime minister. He questioned the role of Cambridge Analytica, which was named in an investigative report by Britain's channel 4 for having harvested data of up to 50 million Facebook users without permission and using them to help politicians.

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The claim has escalated the slugfest between the BJP and the Congress that have accused each other of using the services of Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based company at the heart of the Facebook data mining scandal. Reacting to Rahul's tweet, the BJP said: "Rahul Gandhi is in sublime form these days".

"News about Congress engaged/engaging with Cambridge Analytica is absolutely false", Congress party's social media head Divya Spandana tweeted. After MRI & NCC, today he exposes his great knowledge about technology. When his bots tried to trend #DeleteNamoApp day before yesterday, the popularity and downloads of Namo App only increased.

"In between there is third party which is the B team of BJP that is JDS", the Congress president said at a public rally here in Mandya district, the Vokkaliga belt considered a JDS stronghold.

Responding to Rahul Gandhi's allegations, Union Minister K J Alphons said "I filled up to 10 pages for a USA visa form".



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