PressTV-Tory conference begin with protest, app glitch

The UK Conservative Party is launching its annual conference in Birmingham with reports of a serious security flaw that exposed the privacy of senior party members while thousands take to the streets to protest the ruling party’s commitment to austerity policies.

Reports in the British media said Saturday that phone numbers and other personal information of senior Tory lawmakers were accessible to the public through an official mobile application that contained serious security bugs.

Images sent on the social media showed users could easily access phone numbers of senior Conservative politicians like former foreign minister Boris Johnson and incumbent environment secretary Michael Gove, according to a report on the website of the Guardian newspaper.

The report said everyone who registered in the app to attend the Birmingham conference, which is to open on Sunday, could access the personal data of the Tory lawmakers.

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