Internet plays a significant role in the development of human era. At this stage, we can access anything we want. As technology is progressing day by day people looking for various means that aid them in their happenings. This growing dependence somehow also opens up multiple loopholes which can become the threat in coming years. Lots of stuff is uploaded and deleted in this era which sometimes enables chances of breaching of personal info in wrong hands. The Trend of followers and popularity whereas becoming imperative for today's youth side by side lack of privacy online end up with the great threat to their life. Everyone is looking forward to raising his or her influence in the online world and do everything to get that without thinking about the outcome.
We are mad at Facebook which now becomes world’s most significant social community where everyone is connected to this which eases our exploration of living beings. Whether we are looking for high school friend or our colleague, everyone is online and busy in uploading precious moments of his or her life. Have you ever think about your privacy? Is your data is saved or not on these social networking sites. The Facebook data disgrace has now knockout Indian politics through the BJP asking about the role of Cambridge Analytica in arrears Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s social media profile. The UK-based data analytics establishment Cambridge Analytica is at the halfway point of a global row over accusations of stealing and using private data of Facebook users since 2014.
Two correspondents – New York Times also Observer – had conveyed last week that Cambridge Analytica cheated users and Facebook to mine data of 50 million handlers. The data was supposedly gathered with the help of an app settled by Aleksandr Kogan, a British speculative.
The corporation is accused of using data forgery tricks to aid Donald Trump to win the US Presidential election in 2016. In a sting operation passed out by a US-based TV channel, Cambridge Analytica’s barred chief executive Alexander Nix can be seen saying his firm frolicked a “pivotal” role in Trump’s victory. He also talks about the use of dubious practices to influence foreign elections, testified Reuters.
There have been speculations portentous the Indian National Congress of India has employed Cambridge Analytica to route 2019 Lok Sabha elections crusade. Some media reports had formerly termed Cambridge Analytica as the “brahmashtra” of the Congress for deposing Narendra Modi.
The Congress refutes that it has appointed the British firm. Though, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today raised up the issue, alleging Congress has links through Cambridge Analytica. “My request to Congress party is whether to win elections, Congress will be contingent on data forgery and theft of data,” Prasad alleged while asking, “What is the part of Cambridge Analytica in social media profile of Rahul Gandhi.”
The Union minister suspected that the British data analytics firm had been defendant of using bribes, sex workers to deceive politicians and stealing data from Facebook.
“Will Congress Party be contingent on data theft and manipulation to win elections? What is the role of Cambridge Analytica in social media profile of Rahul Gandhi?” Prasad was mentioned as saying by ANI.
“We are backing the free exchange of thoughts on social media, but any effort by social media counting FB of trying to make an impact on India’s electoral process through unwanted means will not be endured. Let Facebook note it very clearly,” the BJP leader added.
Ravi Prasad also cautioned Facebook, proverb: “Mr. Mark Zuckerberg you better know the remark of IT Minister of India, if any data theft of Indians is done with the conspiracy of FB systems, it will not be accepted. We have got severe powers in the IT Act together with summoning you in India.”
Mr. Prasad presaged Facebook of “strong action” if tries were made to influence India’s electoral process through unwanted means.
US confidentiality watchdog US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is searching the alleged break of user discretion by Facebook.
Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala alleged, “Indian National Congress or the Congress President has never cast-off or never appointed the services of a company named Cambridge Analytica. It is a false outline and white lie being dipped out by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.”
“Cambridge Analytica’s connected website shows that in 2010 its service area was used by BJP-JD(U). BJP ally’s MP’s son is running Firm's Indian partner Ovlene Business Intelligence (OBI). Rajnath Singh used OBI company's facilities in 2009,” he further alleged.
Surjewala alleged that BJP “fake factory” had made one additional “fake merchandise”.
BJP’s factory of fake news has twisted one more fake product today. It seems false statements, fake press sessions & fake agendas have developed everyday appeal of BJP and its ‘Lawless’ Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad,” the Congress spokesman whispered.