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Aadhaar still excludes homeless and transgender people from being enrolled: Study
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Aadhaar still excludes homeless and transgender people from being enrolled: Study

An estimated 102 million people do not have Aadhaar, including 30 percent of India’s homeless population and more than a quarter of its third-gender citizens

Aadhaar data leak: Details of 7.82 cr Indians from AP and Telangana found on IT Grids' database
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Aadhaar data leak: Details of 7.82 cr Indians from AP and Telangana found on IT Grids' database

There have been around 30 FIRs that have been filed by the UIDAI since the introduction of the Aadhaar Act 2016.

Jharkhand govt website exposes Aadhaar numbers of over 100,000 employees
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Jharkhand govt website exposes Aadhaar numbers of over 100,000 employees

This is yet another case of government agencies using Aadhaar as a verification system, and not taking enough measures to secure the database online

UIDAI given more time to file response in the Aadhaar data breach case
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UIDAI given more time to file response in the Aadhaar data breach case

During the day's hearing, UIDAI's counsel sought some time to place its reply which was allowed by the court.

SIM card operator replicates Aadhaar database using fingerprint photos
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SIM card operator replicates Aadhaar database using fingerprint photos

A SIM card operator was able to successfully forge fingerprints by downloading Aadhaar credentials

Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court expresses concerns with data breaches, Aadhaar security and profiling
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Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court expresses concerns with data breaches, Aadhaar security and profiling

The issue of data breaches from points other than the CIDR was also raised. Also, the Bench refused to extend the deadline for Section 7 benefits.

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica row: Whether on FB or Aadhaar, societal need for privacy trumps the individual
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Facebook-Cambridge Analytica row: Whether on FB or Aadhaar, societal need for privacy trumps the individual

The social value of privacy needs to be spotlighted for it urges us to look not only at the individual right over data, but the social benefits that we derive from its recognition.

Aadhaar faces yet another data leak allowing access to personal data to “all” enrolled in the system: Report
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Aadhaar faces yet another data leak allowing access to personal data to “all” enrolled in the system: Report

As data security, cybersecurity and user data privacy take centre stage of discussion, a new report has emerged detailing a major data leak in Aadhaar.

Coalition for Aadhaar: A collective of private companies wants to ensure that Aadhaar ID and related services continue to be offered
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Coalition for Aadhaar: A collective of private companies wants to ensure that Aadhaar ID and related services continue to be offered

This is a set of entities outside the govt sector, which includes private companies who believe in Aadhaar and its ability to have a positive impact

Snowden responds to UIDAI tweet about Aadhaar; says third-party entities which ask for Aadhaar details have databases too
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Snowden responds to UIDAI tweet about Aadhaar; says third-party entities which ask for Aadhaar details have databases too

Snowden has tweeted an article authored by former India head RAW saying that it is one of those rare instances where he is in agreement with a former intelligence chief.

No Aadhaar data breach has been recorded since its inception, claims former UIDAI director general RS Sharma
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No Aadhaar data breach has been recorded since its inception, claims former UIDAI director general RS Sharma

Reiterating UIDAI's claims, that even though there may have been a breach of Aadhaar data, no breach of biometric details has ever taken place.

It is not mandatory for people to share their Aadhaar number with government agencies, confirms UIDAI CEO
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It is not mandatory for people to share their Aadhaar number with government agencies, confirms UIDAI CEO

Pandey also clarified that though service providers or authentication agencies may use Aadhaar details for authentication, they won't be able to save data

Twitter user highlights security flaws in UIDAI's mAadhaar app for Android devices, user data could be compromised
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Twitter user highlights security flaws in UIDAI's mAadhaar app for Android devices, user data could be compromised

With this leaked database password, anyone with access to your phone can potentially steal your mAadhaar password and thus steal your identity.

New security layer for Aadhaar is like locking the stable after horses have run away, says P Chidambaram
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New security layer for Aadhaar is like locking the stable after horses have run away, says P Chidambaram

The UIDAI, which collects and manages Aadhaar data including biometrics of citizens, on 10 January announced a new two-layer system to strengthen security.

Aadhaar Virtual ID: Here's how this new 16-digit temporary identifier will secure your personal information
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Aadhaar Virtual ID: Here's how this new 16-digit temporary identifier will secure your personal information

The Virtual ID is a 16-digit random number which can be generated by an Aadhaar card holder via the UIDAI website.

Govt launches Virtual ID to safeguard Aadhaar data: Here's how UIDAI's VID will work
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Govt launches Virtual ID to safeguard Aadhaar data: Here's how UIDAI's VID will work

VID will be a temporary, revocable 16-digit random number mapped with the Aadhaar number.

Aadhaar data breach: UIDAI introduces 'Virtual ID' to address privacy concerns
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Aadhaar data breach: UIDAI introduces 'Virtual ID' to address privacy concerns

The Virtual ID, which would be a random 16-digit number, together with biometrics of the user would give any authorised agency like a mobile company, limited details like name, address and photograph, which are enough for any verification

Edward Snowden tweets on Aadhaar data breech, says journo exposing leak merits award, not probe
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Edward Snowden tweets on Aadhaar data breech, says journo exposing leak merits award, not probe

American whistleblower Edward Snowden on Tuesday said the Indian journalist, whose report on alleged Aadhaar data breach has led to lodging of an FIR, merits an award

Edward Snowden shows support for journalist who unravelled Aadhaar data breach, holds UIDAI responsible for flaw
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Edward Snowden shows support for journalist who unravelled Aadhaar data breach, holds UIDAI responsible for flaw

Edward Snowden stated that such journalism which takes a stance against blatant government breaches should be awarded rather than investigated upon.

Aadhaar data breach: Govt is committed to freedom of press, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Aadhaar data breach: Govt is committed to freedom of press, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Amid outrage on the FIR lodged over the reporting of alleged Aadhaar data breach, the government on Monday said it has been filed against "unknown" accused.