New Delhi, March 25: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over reports of data theft and accused him of data breach via his official Narendra Modi application. Taking to micro-blogging site, Gandhi tweeted,“Hi! My name is Narendra Modi. I am India’s Prime Minister. When you sign up for my official App, I give all your data to my friends in American companies.” Also Read - To Protest Petrol Price Hike, Mamata Banerjee Takes Electric Scooter To Office | VIDEO
” Thanks mainstream media, you’re doing a great job of burying this critical story, as always,” Gandhi added. (Also Read: WhatsApp Co-Founder Tweets It’s Time to Delete Facebook) Also Read - Breaking News Feb 25 Live News And Updates: Suspected Bomb Found Outside Mukesh Ambani's House Antilla
Hitting back at Gandhi over his remarks, Union Minister KJ Alphons said, “I filled up to 10 pages for a US visa form. We have absolutely no problem giving our fingerprints and being naked before the white man at all. When your own government asks for your name and address, there is a massive revolution saying it’s intrusion of privacy.”
Gandhi’s tweet came after shocking claims of a french cyber expert. In a series of tweets, French security researcher Elliot Alderson claimed that Narendra Modi app, the personal mobile application of the Prime Minister has been sharing private information of users to a third-party US company, Clever Tap.
Following the claim, the ruling and the Opposition parties have accused each other of using the services of Cambridge Analytica – the London based firm accused of stealing data from Facebook.