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Rival India leaders accused of data breaches in social media row

Narendra Modi has a large social media following

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s ruling and main opposition parties on Monday (26) accused each other of using social media dirty tricks to mine and share followers’ personal data. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress party of Rahul Gandhi have seized upon the data breach storm surrounding Facebook and other media to score political points against one another. Gandhi accused Modi of using his official app “to build a personal database … on millions of Indians”. “He’s the Big Boss who likes to spy on Indians,” Gandhi tweeted, referring to India’s version of the Big Brother TV show. But…

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