AADHAAR


Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 30 October 2013
According to Concise Oxford dictionary, surveillance means 'close observation, especially of a suspected person'. Congress party through Aadhaar, UIDAI and Nilekani is facilitating surveillance of the nation, citizens and the national assets by transnational actors—with impunity 'When...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 28 October 2013
An exercise in rewriting and engineering the electoral ecosystem underlines that the use of biometric technology and electronic voting machines or EVMs is not as innocent and as politically neutral as it has been made out to be   As part of Government’s plan A, it appears that...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 25 October 2013
In our country, it is rarely noticed as to when the concept of massively organised information quietly emerges to become a means of social control, a weapon of war, and for the victimisation of ethnic groups. Aadhaar is trying hard to make us believe that the UIDAI would fulfil the...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 21 October 2013
Acting like a modern day ‘Robert Clive’, Nilekani has managed to somehow take the Nawabs of Indian National Congress and his loyalists into confidence. The battle of 2014 elections is likely to decide whether 'Clive and his loyalists' will win once again or not Before joining Indian...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 October 2013
One person from Kerala enrolled and successfully received two Aadhaar numbers. This raises serious question over the de-duplication theory and practices of UIDAI   Aadhaar or the unique identification (UID) number is being enforced by the governments and the de-facto tagging...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 14 October 2013
Indians are accustomed to advertising and falsehoods. But when it comes to advertising by biometric technology companies, uninformed citizens and even the non-Congress leaders are willing to trust even the most untrustworthy of claims Among other things, will the general elections of...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 11 October 2013
Citizens would face an unprecedented onslaught from the provisions of DNA Profiling Bill and other related surveillance measures being bulldozed by unregulated and ungovernable technology. Biometric profiling of any sort is dehumanising The dangers of trusting identification technologies...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 October 2013
While agreeing to give urgent hearing in the Aadhaar matter, the apex court refused to modify its earlier order   The union government and state-run oil marketing companies on Tuesday failed to get any relief from the Supreme Court over the unique identification (UID) or Aadhaar...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 07 October 2013
The Database State is an exercise in outsourcing of government through technologies that govern individuals to admittedly undemocratic entities wherein biometric identification is being made a pre-condition for citizens to have any rights Database State, a report from the UK revealed how...

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PS Deodhar 03 October 2013
PS Deodhar is former advisor to Rajiv Gandhi on electronics, but even his article in 2009, highlighting the problems with Aadhaar, was ignored in a hurry to push through Nandan Nilekani's ambitious and expensive UID scheme On 1 July 2009, in a Delhi seminar on the subject of national...

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Dr Anupam Saraph Dr Anupam Saraph 02 October 2013
Is UIDAI’s Aadhaar, the same thing that it claims to be? Here is a simple analysis of the UID project from Dr Anupam Saraph, who designed and implemented identity schemes for government and private organisations "In the meanwhile, no person should suffer for not getting the Aadhaar card...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 01 October 2013
The core issue is: Will efforts to undermine the fundamental right of Indians to move and transact freely around the country and to live without constantly having to prove who they are, succeed or fail? Ever wondered as to why bankers are immensely interested in biometric identification...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 October 2013
In a strange case of conflict of interests, Nandan Nilekani, the IT czar, is either heading or part of a committee or group that is turning the 'voluntary' UID number or Aadhaar of residents as mandatory for citizens to access several services and benefits from the government The Supreme...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 01 October 2013
Will UID now be open to a debate on privacy and security issues? The Supreme Court’s stay order of 23rd September on the implementation of Aadhaar has provided much needed relief to people who were being forced to avail of this biometric identity due to backdoor government mandates for...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 September 2013
In yet another example of burdening bank customers, RBI has asked banks to deploy infrastructure at own cost for using UIDAI’s Aadhaar biometric authentication for KYC Although the Supreme Court has ruled that Aadhaar number from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is not...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 25 September 2013
Manifestoes of political parties must make their stand clear on scrapping of Aadhaar and its biometric identification ahead of elections while state governments should withdraw from their MoUs with UIDAI following decision by the apex court   Supreme Court has exposed the ulterior...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 September 2013
After threatening citizens with exclusion from services and benefits if they have not enrolled for Aadhaar and getting slapped by the Supreme Court, the UPA government now plans to introduce NID Bill to give legal status to the numbering scheme   After getting a rebuttal from the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 September 2013
According to the independent MP, brute force methods involving significant additional spending and increase in costs to consumers would not help financial inclusion and the government must relook at the RBI proposal on Aadhaar authenticated biometric ATMs Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 September 2013
The centre and state governments must not insist on Aadhaar from citizens before providing essential services, the apex court ruled In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Monday has ruled that Aadhaar or the unique identification (UID) number, the United Progressive Alliance...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 September 2013
According to India Against Corruption-IAC, the plot of land formerly owned by telecom department in Delhi which is now worth Rs900 crore was allotted to UIDAI’s headquarter at throwaway price by changing the land use plan The Delhi Development Authority’s statutory board of enquiry has...

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