NaMo app data not leaked, says govt

Saul Bowman
March 26, 2018

The newly elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday, March 25, threw a barb at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter alleging that the Narendra Modi app is leaking data to USA companies. Gandhi even credited the chief minister for running a "clean government".

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Satuday offered prayers at a Hindu temple here for the party's success in the upcoming Karnataka assembly polls. Watch News Nation's special coverage to know more details regarding the same. "All apps have analytical tools to give users contextualised content". The data analysis firm is alleged to breach the data 50 million Facebook users.

The app has been in news recently after the National Cadet Corps asked almost 13 lakh cadets to install the app ahead of a planned interaction with the Prime Minister. Reacting to Rahul's tweet, the BJP said: "Rahul Gandhi is in sublime form these days".

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 its privacy policy after his previous tweets.

In defense, 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).

Rebutting the charge, Mr Prasad tweeted, "Mr Rahul Gandhi maintaining your track record your team has failed you once again by not doing their home work". The BJP has accused Congress of compromising national security by roping in political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica to run its 2019 election campaign. When his bots tried to trend #DeleteNamoApp day before yesterday, the popularity and downloads of Namo App only increased. "The permissions required are all contextual and cause-specific", said the party in a series of tweets from its Twitter handle @BJP4India. After MRI & NCC, today he exposes his great knowledge about technology. Addressing concerns, Malviya said that it was merely an analytics tool and that it did not store data.

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