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.
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 […]Read More
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 are deliberate exercises in doublethink. For it is only by reconciling contradictions that power can […]Read More
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 killPehchan (I am one of the founding trustees) runs a small centre in Jaitpur extension […]Read More
Since the last few weeks, there has been a sudden uptick of anonymous accounts supporting Aadhaar and dismissing concerns and news of information leaks, security and privacy issues. These accounts were all either created in may or scrubbed of all content and began tweeting afresh in May. Some of them are propaganda accounts that tweet only […]Read More