Cong says NaMo app leaks data to US, BJP claims Rahul sends it to Singapore

Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s app was leaking user data to a third-party US company without users’ consent

Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s app was leaking data to a third-party US company. In a post on Twitter, Gandhi claimed that the prime minister’s NaMo App secretly records audio, video, contacts of citizens’ friends and family. Taking a jibe at Modi, Rahul said he was ‘the Big Boss’ who likes to spy on Indians. | Today’s Paper

Rahul Gandhi claimed that Modi’s app also tracked location of users through GPS. “Now he wants data on our children. 13 lakh NCC cadets are being forced to download the App,” said Rahul Gandhi.

Countering Rahul’s allegations, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) IT cell head Amit Malviya said, “Congress shares app users’ data with friends in Singapore”. He tweeted: Hi! my name is Rahul Gandhi. I am the President of India’s oldest political party. When you signup for our official App, I give all your data to my friends in Singapore.
In subsequent tweets, he cited bits from the Congress web site’s privacy policy.

On Sunday, Rahul Gandhi said, “Modi was allowing ‘American companies’ to take away the data of users who signed up for his application.” Gandhi’s allegations come after the data leak scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and the many reports of Aadhaar data of Indians being at a risk of compromise. Now, Modi app also seems to be in the eye of a storm, and a new flashpoint in the war between the Congress and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

“Hi! My name is Narendra Modi. I am India’s Prime Minister. When you sign up for my official App, I give all your data to my friends in American companies,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Here are the top developments in the latest data breach row allegedly involving the Narendra Modi app:

1) Modi the ‘Big Boss’ who wants to spy on citizens: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi tweeted: Modi’s NaMo App secretly records audio, video, contacts of your friends and family and even tracks your location via GPS. 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.

2) Congress shares app users’ data with friends in Singapore’, alleges BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya
Amit Malviya tweeted in a similar vein today about data from users of the Congress web site being shared with the party’s “friends in Singapore”.

Hi! my name is Rahul Gandhi. I am the President of India’s oldest political party. When you signup for our official App, I give all your data to my friends in Singapore.
In subsequent tweets, he cited bits from the Congress web site’s privacy policy.

The bit Malviya highlighted from the Congress party’s privacy policy when using its website, says: “For making the use of Website effective and resourceful Indian National Congress may share your information with vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us; with candidates, organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives”.

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