Theft of voter data in Telangana

Sushubh

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Case Against Hyderabad Firm For Stealing Voters' Data For TDP

Telangana police have registered a case against a Hyderabad-based IT firm for allegedly "stealing" data of voters through the mobile application, which was used by the TDP in Andhra Pradesh.

Reacting to the development, Andhra Pradesh IT Minister N Lokesh said police was "harassing" companies that were hired to curate the information, whose complete rights were held by the party.

Based on a complaint from a data analyst, a case was registered against the firm on Saturday.

The complainant alleged that after logging into the official Facebook page of Telugu Desam Party (TDP), he found party cadre using certain mobile phone and tab-based software applications, especially ''Seva Mitra'' app, for "advancing party's electoral prospects".
pretty impressive considering the data was collected in the name of the state government.
 

Sushubh

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problem with such data collection by private parties working secretly with political parties.

 

Sushubh

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Since many major elections are coming up... All of you are requested to check the status of your voter id card. A lot of people end up finding that their name has been removed from the voter list at the time of election as we recently saw in Telangana.

I am not sure if existence of your name on this database ensures that your voter status is enabled.

 


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Since many major elections are coming up... All of you are requested to check the status of your voter id card. A lot of people end up finding that their name has been removed from the voter list at the time of election as we recently saw in Telangana.

I am not sure if existence of your name on this database ensures that your voter status is enabled.

This isn't the official website.
Check the official website https://www.nvsp.in/
 

Sushubh

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the search engine linked from the homepage takes you that website.

 


Sushubh

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both twitter and facebook make it pretty hard to have active accounts without mobile numbers connected to them.
yes, on paper it is not going to be easy to just get the same data from the two companies.
also of course, in most cases you don't even need their mobile numbers... facebook requires you to use your real name. twitter offers some level anonymity. but majority of people are using their real identities on these platforms.
 

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