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.
The allegations come at a time when UK-based company Cambridge Analytica is facing the heat over harvesting personal data of social media users to influence their voting behavior.Читайте также: Trump asks to share Saudi Arabia's wealth through weapons deals
The BJP countered Gandhi and said his comments reflected the fright he had for the App. Reacting to Rahul's tweet, the BJP said: "Rahul Gandhi is in sublime form these days".
The Congress and the BJP has been engaged in a bitter war of words since the news of Facebook data breach became public last week. It said that the Narendra Modi app in a unique app which "unlike other apps provides access to users in "guest mode" without even any permission or data".
"The permissions required are all. cause-specific", the BJP tweeted. In a tweet, he accused the NaMo app of being involved in data theft. "Analytics on the user data is done for offering users the most contextual content", they added. It also said the data is used only for analytics using third party service, similar to Google Analytics. The person does not have access to any data apart from his own data.
Earlier in a tweet, Rahul Gandhi had also attacked BJP saying that the BJP lying factory at work and real story are "vanished" after BJP spins "fake news". "When his bots tried to trend #DeleteNamoApp day before yesterday, the popularity and downloads of Namo App only increased", it said. Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has accused Congress of having links with Cambridge Analytica. Hitting back, the BJP said that Mr Gandhi was "no match" for Mr Modi and it was "amusing" to see Congress chief's "fright" about the app.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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