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#IndiaUnites to set things right 1

#IndiaUnites to set things right

There are many serious problems before the country that are simply beyond the scope of a nine day agitation. This day serves to at least give them recognition. The day will cover different issues. Revive science and research In recent years, the Indian Science Congress has become an abject mockery of the rational thinking that …

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The Demands of the India Unites Agitation 2

The Demands of the India Unites Agitation

To, The People of India We, the undersigned, as representatives of our respective political parties, undertake to fulfill the following demands raised by various organisations and individuals during the joint agitation being held at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, from January 30 to February 7, 2019. We understand that these are critical demands that have been at …

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Excerpt from UIDAI contract with Biometric Service providers

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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Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty 5

Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty

In a landmark challenge to Aadhaar on the grounds of privacy being an inalienable fundamental right, a 9 judge bench of the Supreme Court of India upholds Right To Privacy as an Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Personal Liberty Supreme Court of India has once again come to rescue the citizens of India …

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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 6

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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