Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accused of spying on his citizens through his office’s official smartphone app. This was revealed by main opposition Party while accusing each other of using social media dirty tricks to mine and share followers personal data. Rahul Gandhi accused that Narendra Modi is Spying on Indians and building a personal database.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress party of Rahul Gandhi have seized upon the data breach storm surrounding Facebook and other media to score political points against one another.
While referring to India’s version of the “Big Brother” TV show, Gandhi tweeted that:
He’s the Big Boss who likes to spy on Indians
This whole scene came on board on weekend when a french researcher who tweets as Elliot Alderson, flagged flaws with Modi’s personal app. This was very shocking for Indians to know that Narendra Modi is Spying on Indians.
A security researcher, tweeting under the pseudonym Eliott Alderson told that Indians’ personal data was sent to a third party’s server in the US without prior permission. Mr Modi’s ruling denied these allegations and said in a tweet that the data was merely being used to provide users with ”the most contextual content”.
Alderson reveled that when a user creates a profile on Modi’s Android App, it gets users personal data without asking them. French Researcher added that:
The issue with this App is that they send the personal data of their user to a third party company without their consent,”
Taking advantage of Alderson’s allegation, Congress and BJP started dirty politics, attacking each other.
In response to Gandhi’s attack on the Modi app, the head of BJP’s IT department retaliated by commenting on Congress party’s former mobile platform.
“Congress deleted its own App from the App store after they were called out. What is the Congress party hiding,”
To this tweet, congress denied the BJP charge by saying that their membership site has been defunct for a while now. Following to these allegations, both parties shared the links with Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica is the firm accused of misusing information on millions of Facebook followers.
Modi is the most popular politician on Indian social media. His app has been downloaded more than five million times, and his Twitter account has 41.4 million followers.