Jio Sells Your Data Without Your Knowledge: Hacker Group

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New Delhi: We already know that Reliance is (most probably) fuelling the insanely cheap data for ‘Jio’ with data mining – last month both a Reliance exec and a senior analyst at a leading market research firm said it plainly.

Anonymous India, which appears to be an offshoot of global hacker-activist group has revealed that “Reliance Jio could be already selling user data to ad networks in the US and Singapore without taking your permission.”  They told The Hindu that Jio apps ( My Jio and Jio Dialer) are sending user information to Mad-Me, an ad network.

Reliance Jio Infocomm spokesperson has denied it: “Jio takes its customers’ security and privacy very seriously. In keeping with its highest standards of governance, Jio does not share its customers’ data with any other entity… Any information captured by Jio is only for internal analysis to deliver better quality of service and recommend offerings from Jio’s product portfolio.”

The hacking group now says that the Jio app is relatively more secure than it was last year. However they also said that out of all the apps from other operators that the group has tested, only Jio’s apps were found to be sharing data internationally.

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