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Aadhaar's new security measures are good, it is still work in progress
by Admin published Jan 26, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Here's a rundown of the three new features that the UIDAI will introduce to make Aadhaar seemingly more secure.
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Aadhaar's the largest biometric database globally but it is leaky by design
by Prasad Krishna published May 12, 2017 — filed under: , ,
It the largest biometric database in the world and it is fraught with security issues.
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Aadhaar-enabled smartphones will ease money transfer
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 10, 2016 — filed under: , ,
With its plans to make smartphones Aadhaar-enabled, the government hopes to provide users a means to do self-authentication and let businesses and banks verify the identity of their clients through their smartphones, a move that could potentially lead the way to a cashless society.
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Aadhaar-privacy debate: How the 12-digit number went from personal identifier to all pervasive transaction tool
by Admin published Jan 18, 2018 last modified Jan 18, 2018 03:01 PM — filed under: , ,
Depending on who you ask, the Aadhaar is either a convenience or a curse.
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Aadhaar: ‘Safety is regularly evolving‘
by Admin published Feb 07, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Experts say the new security features will significantly ensure there is no ‘large-scale theft of people‘s identity‘. Alnoor Peermohamed reports.
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Aadhaar: A widening net
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 22, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
As India makes Aadhaar compulsory for a range of services, concerns about potential data breaches remain more than six years after the govt started building the world’s largest biometric identification system.
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Aadhaar: Are a billion identities at risk on India's biometric database
by Prasad Krishna published May 12, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 06:38 AM — filed under: , ,
"My fingerprints and iris are mine and my own. The state cannot take away my body," a lawyer told India's Supreme Court last week.
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Aadhaar: Govt will not compromise on national security
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 22, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The government is confident that the Aadhaar Bill will be passed.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar: Still Too Many Problems
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 07, 2016 last modified Apr 06, 2016 03:31 PM — filed under: , ,
While one wishes to welcome govt’s attempt to bring Aadhaar within a legislative framework, the fact is there are too many problems that still remain unaddressed for one to be optimistic.
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Aadhaar: Ushering in a Commercialized Era of Surveillance in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Since last year, Indian citizens have been required to submit their photograph, iris and fingerprint scans in order to access legal entitlements, benefits, compensation, scholarships, and even nutrition programs. Submitting biometric information is needed for the rehabilitation of manual scavengers, the training and aid of disabled people, and anti-retroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS patients. Soon police in the Alwar district of Rajasthan will be able to register criminals, and track missing persons through an app that integrates biometric information with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS).
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