Aadhaar

UIDAI has created Aadhaar – a 12 digit number to authenticate identity of residents of India. Aadhaar data and the manner in which it has been used, accessed or left unsecured has resulted in several catastrophic security flaws that are being denied.

The project has fundamental flaws in design that have been compounded by implementation beyond the functionality it was designed for. As a result, several large grey areas in identification of residents and even citizenship of India or eligibility for the PDS system have been created.

Ongoing denial of the flaws continues to put citizens and the country at unnecessary risk. This section of the site contains information about just how Aadhaar is making the country and its citizens vulnerable.

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How does linking your Aadhaar to your bank account destroy the banking system?

Linking Aadhaar to bank accounts is a recipe for creating benami[2] bank accounts and scaling benami bank transactions. It threatens to destroy your bank accounts and destroy the country’s banking system. It’s devastating that the integrity of banking processes is being destroyed by dividing, outsourcing and privatising processes integral to core banking so that they become the responsibility of no one.

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Is UIDAI speaking the truth when it denies that CIA had access to Aadhaar information?

On August 24th 2017, WikiLeaks published secret documents from the ExpressLane project of the CIA pertaining to the cyber operations the OTS (Office of Technical Services), a branch within the CIA conducts against liaison services. The OTS provides a biometric collection system to liaison services around the world with the expectation for sharing of the …

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Fundamental conceptual concerns regarding the Aadhaar number as a unique identity based upon biometric digital data and the associated risks for citizens of India

Under the Aadhaar system, all Indian citizens are being allotted a unique twelve-digit identity number by the State upon obtaining biometric data including fingerprint and iris scans and upon submission and verification of certain demographic data including the name, date of birth and residential address. The new identity is different from all previous identity documents …

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How Aadhaar UID verified the identity of an anonymous Twitter handle

Something strange came to my attention today. An otherwise anonymous Twitter profile, but it had an Aadhaar UID number in the place of the name. The profile said the person was a IITian, a Brajwasi, Swayamsewak, BJPite, Gaurakshak and slave of the Indian state. Oooookay. After speaking and tweeting and writing critically about the Aadhaar …

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Forced to get an Aadhaar to link PAN for a tax refund? A possible solution

With the government making the Aadhaar-PAN linkage mandatory, many people now find themselves in a position where the government has them by their money. Either forfeit the tax deducted at source or get an Aadhaar. Welcome, you prosperous people, to what those climbing trees to get their right to food have been going through for …

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Aadhaar as a backdoor to Indian citizenship

3 Aadhaar vulnerabilities that anyone could exploit

The ongoing denial of UIDAI and the government of Aadhaar vulnerabilities remains a concern. Many people don’t understand how Aadhaar could be a problem. There are many and documented ways where the integrity of Aadhaar data is already rendered questionable, but here are some ways that anyone could pull off with some effort. For the …

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Sub Inspector issues death threat to activist Shabnam Hashmi #AadhaarMafia

I received the following message from activist Shabnam Hashmi along with a phone call recording: ‘जिसका आधार नंबर और एड्रेस नहीं है हम उसे कहीं भी ख़तम कर सकते हैं’ ‘एक अभियान चल रहा है घेरो और मारो’ Sub Inspector threatens to kill Pehchan (I am one of the founding trustees) runs a small centre …

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