Maharashtra BJP leader writes to Ravishankar Prasad, seeks ban on apps that morph women's pictures
Wagh said these apps use the pictures uploaded by women users on their social media accounts and digitally remove their clothes.
The vice president of Maharashtra division of BJP, Chitra Wagh on Friday wrote a letter to Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad seeking action against social media applications, which morph women's photographs in an indecent way.
"I want to bring in to your notice that some apps on social media are misusing the pictures uploaded by women users and enraging their modesty," she wrote in the letter.
Wagh said these apps use the pictures uploaded by women users on their social media accounts and digitally remove their clothes, and then those pictures are made viral on the internet.She requested such apps should be banned to stop such indecent incidents.
Meanwhile, Google is working on removing 21 apps that are adware but were on Play Store disguised as games. These were downloaded over 8 million times.
Several reviews on the listing page mention that these apps were shown as ads on YouTube and the game which was advertised was very different from what was offered. Soon enough, the advertisements started showing up.
Avast, the security firm has said that these apps were a part of the HiddenAds family. This is a type of Trojan that trigger to show several apps once it is downloaded.
With agency inputs.