- Narendra Modi app sent user data to US-based firm: security researcher
- Smriti Irani scoffed at the Congress for deleting its own app
- Congress says URL for their membership app has been defunct for a while
Today, the BJP returned the favour, with leaders like Union Minister Smriti Irani joining the tweet-war.
Congress's Divya Spandana claimed that the membership page on the Congress app had been defunct for a while: "We don't collect any personal data through the INC app. We discontinued it a long time ago. It was being used only for social media updates. We collect data for membership and this is through our website, this is encrypted."
The allegations have exploded alongside a massive scandal over the misuse of personal data of Facebook users by the disgraced research group Cambridge Analytica to help political parties.
Amit Malviya, who heads the BJP's IT cell, hit back after the Congress pulled down its app.
Modi's NaMo App secretly records audio, video, contacts of your friends & family and even tracks your location via GPS.- Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 26, 2018
He's the Big Boss who likes to spy on Indians.
Now he wants data on our children. 13 lakh NCC cadets are being forced to download the APP.#DeleteNaMoApp
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