Weapon of Mass Surveillance: How Upgraded Illegal Betting Apps are Posing Threat to National Security

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Betting apps have become a political hot potato in the current election season after Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel’s name has surfaced in a related scam. Central agencies including Intelligence Bureau (IB), Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) have conducted a technical analysis of these apps and found that the latest upgrades have more alarming features that can be used for mass surveillance and erasing user data. According to a top official, these apps having the latest Android and iOS updates are stealing and transmitting user data and monitoring real-time activity surreptitiously to servers located outside of India. These apps now...