Rahul says Law Minister 'peddling fake news', Prasad hit back

Shehzad Poonawalla

Rahul says Law Minister 'peddling fake news', Prasad hit back

The BJP on Sunday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his comments that the Narendra Modi app has compromised data, saying that he and his party had zero knowledge when it came to using technology.

Prasad recently insisted that the Congress has used the services of Cambridge Analytica and said several media reports about the opposition party using the services of the firm had appeared in October and November previous year and it never denied those stories till the BJP raised the issue.

On Saturday, a French vigilante hacker, Eliot Alderson made a stunning revelation accusing PM Narendra Modi of having compromised the personal data of millions of Indians, who had downloaded his personal mobile app. The BJP has accused the Congress of engaging Cambridge Analytica in India, a charge the opposition party has denied. "The app does not ask for blanket permissions when the app is started".

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"Narendra Modi App is a unique App, which unlike most Apps, gives access to users in "guest mode" without even any permission or data". The permissions required are all contextual and cause-specific, the party said.

Gandhi said that they only business that flourished after the note ban was BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah's, which grew from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore within months. It put out several tweets on the matter. "Contrary to Rahul's lies, the fact is that data is being used for only analytics using third-party service, similar to Google Analytics. Analytics on the user data is done for offering users the most contextual content".

Facebook has likewise changed its utilization strategy for outsider applications, including login process, to guarantee constrained access to client data. In a tweet, he accused the NaMo app of being involved in data theft.

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In his tweet, Gandhi also attacked the media saying on Twitter, "Ps. Thanks mainstream media, youre doing a great job of burying this critical story, as always".

Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad on Tuesday alleged that the Congress has links with Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting company, alleged to have harvested private data of Facebook, while warning the popular social networking site against any attempt to influence India's electoral process.

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This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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