Rival India leaders accused of data breaches in social media row

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Mann Ki Baat, Narendra Modi talked about Fit India and new India
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29 March, 2018

A US-based analytics company facing allegations that it received personal data from the official mobile app of Prime Minister Narendra Modi without the consent of app users, has said that it does not sell, rent or re-market data.

"Modi's NaMo App secretly records audio, video, contacts of your friends & family and even tracks your location via Global Positioning System. He's the Big Boss who likes to spy on Indians", Gandhi tweeted. Now he wants data on our children. The current controversy, as it concerns both political parties should be the spark that ignites the need to write a proper privacy of data and information bill.

In his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat", the Prime Minister said: "Preventive healthcare is most cheap and easy".

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In another tweet, the Congress chief asserted that the PM was misusing his position to build a database of millions of Indians through the NaMo app. "Modi misusing PM position to build personal database with data on millions of Indians via the NaMo App promoted by government". Modi also called upon the youth to start a Fit India Movement.PM said that Yoga has attained worldwide recognition as a measure of preventive health care. The kind of bunkum tweets that Rahul Gandhi has been giving out only serve to expose his technological illiteracy.

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The Prime Minister informed that on the occasion Mr Ambedkar's birth anniversary, from April 14 to May 5 'Gram-Swaraj Abhiyan, ' is being organised. However, the app - or the website "narendramodi.in" - is not owned by or affiliated to the government, which generally uses the domain "nic.in" or "gov.in". "Please visit us again in a while to access the INC membership process...' What is the Congress party trying to hide? http://membership.inc.in", Malviya tweeted.

Modi said while calculating MSP, the input cost to be considered will include the labour cost, expenditure on machines and animals, hire cost of seeds, fertilisers, irrigation, land revenue, interest on working capital, rent of leased land and even the labour cost of the farmer and his family.

Congress and the BJP seized upon Alderson's allegations to attack each other.

"We also take this opportunity to encourage Rahul Gandhi to download NaMo App to keep himself appraised of the good things happening in India", tweeted the BJP official Twitter account.


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