Aadhaar related news and discussion

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  1. chimera201

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    Do rich people like Ambani have Aadhaar?
     
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    They have everything where this card is mandatory. I wonder if the bank have the guts to tell him that they won't pass his cheques until and unless he links his card with his account.
     
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    Yes,Ambani(& every other rich person) has Aadhaar because without it one can not file income tax return starting from April 2017.
     
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    Yes. Yup, there are personal details available easily. A search for "aadhaar number filteype:xls inurl:gov.in" used to yield a lot of interesting results, and may still do so now, even though many documents have been scrubbed.
    Personal details of top politicians were available online because of the Narendra Modi app. Dig into the urls in screenshots, you guis might find something interesting.

    The data protection whitepaper has just a little bit of overlap with Aadhaar. It is more about what kind of regulations are necessary for the data protection in emerging technologies such as IOT, big data, AI, as well as exemptions for official, research and journalistic use. It does not address the core issues with Aadhaar, that is if the government should have the most intimate details of people, and if they should be a part of everyone's daily lives.

    UIDAI is a fortress, there is nothing that can be done till there is widespread outrage, which will follow only after a major incident. Like someone gets hanged for a crime then they find out that they got the wrong man, by matching the fingerprint. Even then, the UIDAI will put out a press release saying it is not their fault, that they only provide a service, and that they had indicated all along that it had a 0.057 chance of false positives, and that it is the fault of the police.

    Either that, or the Government pro actively works to restoring civil liberties, which happened in the UK. They even collected DNA along with biometric data, all of it was nuked, because it "demonstrates the government’s commitment to scale back the power of the state and restore civil liberties." Those IDs were around for six years before the database was destroyed, so I am anticipating that Aadhaar critics in India will have to wait at least as long before something gets done.

    It is always the fault of the contracted agency, the onboarding service, the Income Tax Department, the Department of Telecom, the police services, banks, utility services and so on. UIDAI has a flawless record. It has not committed a single mistake, ever. It's servers have never been breached. All it does is provide a service.

    done, and stickied
     
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    This is what happens when govt gets into the business of "developing apps",it would have been better to have no Aadhaar app at all.Let's just hope that this "virtual ID" solution by UIDAI along with banning entering of original aadhaar number anywhere except at UIDAI site to generate this virtual ID should be enough.

    P.S.I don't think UIDAI is blaming user,in fact I don't think that the response is even made by a competent authority.Looks like a a bot/customer care standard copy paste FAQ.
     
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    Yeah, its not just twitter, even their press releases seem to be written by the same bot
     
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    How this virutal ID will be different from existing Aadhar, except the digital part? Will it be like Public-Private key methodology where the user has to swipe their ID (private key) while obtaining benefits from govt or for verification to match with the govt stored data (public key)?

    Btw, lot of govt apps are of third grade by just giving a app in the means of web wrapper. IMO Aadhar app could use mobile phone's fingerprint technology (am not sure, if it's already existing or not) to verify an user to login as a added measure instead of just usual login authentication mechanisms.
     
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    IMHO they should have made aadhar cards into a chip and pin card similar to VPN token cards or credit/debit cards.
     
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    +1 or like DSC's.
     
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    Yeah, even if an RFID tag is hacked, you can just replace it
    Once your biometrics are hacked, there is no way to get a new finger or eyeball. Compromised biometrics are compromised for life.
     
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    Aadhaar protest: Citizens question linkage, raise privacy concerns

    Vinay Sreenivasa from Alternative Law Forum (ALF) said the turnout proved that problems with Aadhaar were not just the domain of the "wine and cheese social media elite". "The issues permeate the grassroots level too. Why introduce a virtual id when people barely understand Aadhaar? Many are not even aware that it not a card but a number."
     
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    There's an option to lock your biometrics in UIDAI site. But i wonder, how many will know that.
    Once you've locked, your credentials can't be used anywhere even you, unless you unlock it in their site.
     
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    That's true. Many of the Indians, don't even have voter IDs.
     
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    What's that got to do with this discussion?Most of the illegal immigrants in India first aim for a voter ID/ration card.On the other hand many youngsters/working professionals don't even bother to vote so they also don't bother about getting a voter ID.
     
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    In my adhaar card there's a question mark on the upper right side upon which its mentioned "signature not verified"-as a result of this,i am not being able to link it to my bank account or mobile number.What does signature not verified mean and is there any way to resolve or rectify this?
     
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