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India – #Aadhaar Card Expose #UID

By- Sushrut Mane A)What kind of technology is it? Aadhaar collects the demographic as well as biometric data of whoever who has it. Section 33 of the Aadhaar Act ensures that under the guise of “national security”, the government can… Continue Reading →

India – Has Nandan Nilekani sold #Aadhaar to the Japanese? #UID

Social Security and Tax Number System 英語(English) その他(Other Languages) The Japanese government adopted the Social Security and Tax Number System in order to (1) enhance the social security to people who truly need it, (2) enhance public convenience and (3)… Continue Reading →

India – #Aadhaar is not an Identity, But an ‘Identification’ Project #UID

UID ISN’T AN IDENTITY, BUT AN ‘IDENTIFICATION’ PROJECT’ By Satish Nandgaonkar, Mumbai Mirror |  iNTERVIEW Dr Usha Ramanathan, Expert on Lawand Poverty Dr Usha Ramanathan, an independent law researcher and Aadhaar critic, says the project has become a tool of mass surveillance… Continue Reading →

A Beginners Guide to Aadhaarspeak #UID #Biometrics

The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy; they… Continue Reading →

#Aadhaar The Greatest Trick Yet, By The Greatest Magician #UID

— by Prem Kumar Vijayan   The Italian Kautalya, Niccolo Machiavelli, is supposed to have said that ‘Politics is the art of deception’ (or maybe it was the Indian Machiavelli, Kautilya, himself). Whoever it was, he has an able student in the… Continue Reading →

India – #Aadhaar and multiple identity disorder #UID

What is primarily required is political and administrative will for effective delivery of services Rajendran Narayanan J Agantuk (The Stranger) was Satyajit Ray’s last film. The film revolves around the return of an old man, Manomohan Mitra, to India after 35 years. Manmohan… Continue Reading →

Open letter to the designers and implementers of #UID. .. #Aadhaar

Nikhil Dey and Aruna Roy  We write this letter to you as a question, a comment, a complaint, and finally an appeal. We do want to clarify at the outset that we have had many intellectual and theoretical problems with… Continue Reading →

The “Compelled Free Consent ‘ in #Aadhaar is a contradiction in terms #UID

Two writ petitions challenging the latest amendment to the Income Tax Act are being heard at the Supreme Court by a bench comprising of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan. The amendment in question introduces Section 139AA that makes… Continue Reading →

India – Misusing Aadhaar Data #UID

In an unfortunate development, the Unique Identification Authority of India has filed a complaint against three companies for the unauthorised use of biometrics stored by it. Three companies—Axis Bank, Suvidhaa Infoserve and eMudhra—are under investigation for attempting illegal authentication and… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar: To be mandatory, or not to be #UID

Aadhaar is as voluntary as voluntary retirement schemes – usually leaving you with little choice Pratap Vikram Singh |    Ever since the unique identity number, or Aadhaar, was introduced in India, it has carefully avoided spelling out its status –… Continue Reading →

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