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New mAadhaar App Released on Android, iOS, But it Just Doesn’t Work

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a new version of its mAadhaar app on Android and iOS. According to the organization,...

Madras High Court Rejects Plea to Mandate Linking of Social Media Accounts with Aadhaar

The Madras High Court has reportedly rejected the idea of linking social media accounts with government issued IDs such as Aadhaar. The court issued...

Aadhaar KYC For New Mobile Numbers to End in a Day or Two: COAI

COAI Director General Rajan Mathews said the use of Aadhaar-based process is likely to end in a day or two. Telecom operators have completed the...

DoT to Work with Telcos, UIDAI on Aadhaar Verdict Compliance

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has said it would talk to Unique Identification Authority of India and telecom operators to make sure telecom regulations...

Supreme Court Bars Companies From Using Aadhaar, But What About Existing Data?

Terming the Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar a breath of fresh air for Indian citizens, experts said a completely new regime has to be...

Supreme Court Verdict Ends Aadhaar Linking To Mobile Number, Bank Accounts; Upholds Validity Despite...

The security and privacy of Aadhaar has been under the microscope for the past year, leading many to challenge the constitutional validity of the...

UIDAI Once Again Falsely Claims Aadhaar Can’t be Hacked

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Tuesday dismissed reports of hacking of Aadhaar enrollment software as "completely incorrect and irresponsible" and said...

Aadhaar System Hacked Again: Patch Being Sold for Rs 2,500 on WhatsApp Groups

Earlier this year in May, reports emerged that a tampered version of UIDAI's Aadhaar enrollment software, which bypassed the original software's security features and allowed...

Aadhaar eKYC Must be Authenticated With On-The-Spot Facial Recognition, Say UIDAI

After mandating a phased rollout of facial recognition as an additional mode of authentication from September 15, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)...
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Phased Rollout of Face Authentication For Aadhaar to Kick Off on September 15

With all the hubbub surrounding Aadhaar, its fake copies, and the biometric data being circulated on the Internet, Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI is now all...

Fake Aadhaar Including Biometric Data Being Traded on Closed Facebook Groups

In his recent testimony in front of the US Congressional committee, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about the trade of illegal products on...

Andhra Pradesh is the Hotbed of Aadhaar Data Leaks, And There’s No Stopping It

Aadhaar has transformed from being the world's largest biometric universal identity system to a privacy and security nightmare for the government as well as...

Here’s Why UIDAI’s Number Creeped into the Contact List on Your Android Phone

It was recently reported that UIDAI’s helpline number is being saved by default in most Android device’s contact lists, and there was no explanation from...

Why the UIDAI Helpline Number Is Automatically Saved on Many Android Phones in India

Just days after TRAI Chairman RS Sharma made a major security blunder by revealing his Aadhaar number on Twitter and challenging people to “harm...

TRAI Chief Getting Swamped With Aadhaar Authentication OTP Requests After Twitter Blunder

A few days after he revealed his Aadhaar number on Twitter in a misguided attempt to show the safety and efficacy of the controversial...

This is How Criminals Can Collect Data About You From Just Your Aadhaar Number

Ever since the personal details of TRAI chief, Ram Sewak Sharma, were leaked after he dared hackers to inflict any harm by publicly tweeting...

TRAI Chairman RS Sharma’s Aadhaar Challenge Is a Case of ‘Misplaced Enthusiasm’

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman RS Sharma's open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers is nothing but a case of "misplaced enthusiasm"...
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After Twitter Blunder, UIDAI Now Claims RS Sharma’s ‘Doxxed’ Data Not Collected Via Aadhaar

The whole issue of privacy and data security surrounding Aadhaar reached an entirely new level when TRAI chief, Ram Sewak Sharma, recently shared his Aadhaar...

UIDAI Wants to Monitor Social Media to ‘Neutralize Negative Sentiments’ About Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) last week put out a Request for Proposal (RFP), calling media monitoring firms to track press coverage...

India’s Data Protection Law Draft Proposes Exemptions for State Security, Journalism

The draft data protection law recommended by the Justice Srikrishna Committee provides for exemptions for processing of personal or sensitive personal data for various...
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