Modi govt 'afraid' of no-confidence motion, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress Denies Links To Cambridge Analytica Says BJP Used Its Services

Congress Denies Links To Cambridge Analytica Says BJP Used Its Services

Trollers swung into action after Gandhi said, "I don't know the details of NCC training and that type of stuff, so I won't be able to answer that question".

Three days after calling the Janata Dal (Secular), the BJP's "B" team at a rally in Hassan, AICC President Rahul Gandhi continued his attack on the party, calling it 'Janata Dal Sangh Parivar!'

Recently a French researcher, Elliot Alderson through a series of tweets claimed that the Narendra Modi android app is allegedly sharing private information of users to third-party U.S. company, Clever Tap, without their consent, reported Indian Express. He questioned the role of Cambridge Analytica, which was named in an investigative report by Britain's channel 4 for having harvested data of up to 50 million Facebook users without permission and using them to help politicians. "When his bots tried to trend #DeleteNamoApp day before yesterday, the popularity and downloads of Namo App only increased", it said. It added that analytics on user data is done to offer users contextual content. The app is owned by PM Modi in his private capacity, not by the Prime Minister's office, and he has provided 11, Ashok Road, New Delhi - BJP's headquarter till a few months back - as the registered address. When his name was proposed for the Supreme Court, Modi ji's ego was hurt.

The ruling party further wrote: "contrary to Rahul's lies, fact is that data is being used for only analytics using third party service, similar to Google Analytics". Users have to accept the data collection and must be able to opt out of it.

The development comes after revelations about Cambridge Analytica scandal causing allegations and counter allegations between the BJP and Congress.

Prasad also questioned if the notice given to Cambridge Analytica anxious the Congress chief. The Congress has denied the allegation and claimed that the BJP and its ally in Bihar, JD (U), engaged the data firm in elections, including the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Gandhi was referring to a claim by French researcher Elliot Alderson, who alleged that information of those who have downloaded the app was being provided to third party USA company Clever Tap without the users' consent. "All they do is scare the masses about technology while they continue to steal data using "Brahmastra" of Cambridge Analytica".

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