After Airtel, now Reliance in trouble: Jio Chat App sending data to Chinese IP, says Hacker Group

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Mumbai, June 19: After Bharti Airtel, now it's Reliance Jio chat app, which landed in trouble. Hacker group Anonymous India claimed that the chat app allegedly has been sending data to a Chinese server.

The group accused Reliance Jio of violating rules in sending users data to a Chinese IP. The group, which operates a Twitter account with @AnonOpsIndia handle,tweeted, "Over 500k mobile data taken by China made Reliance Jio app. Hosting by Chinese too."

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However, Reliance Jio Chat overruled all allegations against it saying that developers across the world are working to develop the Jio Chat app. The company in its official statement said that these developers occasionally use their native language while writing comments within the Android Application Package (APK) to understand the problem better.

In the statement, the company said, "All Jio Chat data and associated servers are hosted physically in Reliance Jio data centres in India. No data travels outside of India from Jio Chat servers."

Criticising the hackers group, the company said, "The analysis published is by an inexperienced novice who either does not understand the APK coding or has deliberately tried to sensationalise the issue by conveniently highlighting irrelevant portions of the APK script."

The company also assured its users that all their data are secured. It said, "This is not executable code, meaning these references are not used by the application while running. Proper and complete examination of the code would show that the app does not transfer data to any servers outside of India."

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