1. Gang involved in making fake Aadhaar cards busted in Uttar Pradesh, 10 arrested

Gang involved in making fake Aadhaar cards busted in Uttar Pradesh, 10 arrested

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) has claimed to have busted a gang allegedly involved in preparation of fake Aadhaar cards.

By: | Lucknow | Published: September 10, 2017 5:11 PM
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The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) has claimed to have busted a gang allegedly involved in preparation of fake Aadhaar cards. Ten people have been arrested, including kingpin of the gang Saurabh Singh, from Kanpur. Singh was arrested yesterday from World Bank Colony in Barra locality, an STF official said here.

The fingerprints and retina scans on the fake Aadhaar cards were of the members of the gang. They resorted to this method to complete the biometric parameters, he said. During the raid, the STF seized papers with fake fingerprints, and finger and retina scanners. The STF swung into action after the UIDAI deputy director lodged a police complaint in Lucknow, the official said. The gang used to hack biometric security settings of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) through cloned fingerprints and tamper application client source for preparing the fake Aadhaar cards, he said.

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    Reader
    Oct 4, 2017 at 5:18 am
    A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. A centralized and interlinked database can lead to commercial abuse. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, biometrics can be faked. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. If someone gets a copy of your biometric data, which can be used for authentication, what would you do?
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      Reader
      Sep 11, 2017 at 10:12 pm
      UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of sensitive information, and the purposes it could be used for, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification.
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      1. R
        Reader
        Sep 11, 2017 at 10:11 pm
        The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has no biometric details, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government does not collect the biometric details of its own citizens.
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          Reader
          Sep 11, 2017 at 10:11 pm
          The privacy laws of the United States deal with several different legal concepts. One is the invasion of privacy, a tort based in common law allowing an aggrieved party to bring a lawsuit against an individual who unlawfully intrudes into his or her private affairs, discloses his or her private information, publicizes him or her in a false light, or appropriates his or her name for personal gain. The essence of the law derives from a right to privacy, defined broadly as "the right to be let alone."
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            #AADHAARFAIL
            Sep 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm
            AADHAAR is Trillion dollar scam to enslave billion Indians. You can throw AADHAAR in dustbin by putting Fevicol in finger before you are forced to give fingerprint. It will blind the fingerprint scanner. Jai Hind! 25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding Aadhaar with their ration card. Aadhaar authentication does not work for half billion Indians. Aadhaar authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for Aadhaar pay. Aadhaar does not work for NRIs, people outside India. Aadhaar cannot be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. Rogue government can deactivate your Aadhaar blocking your gas, electricity, mobile, bank account. Aadhaar works for millions of illegals staying in India. Millions of duplicate Aadhaar were created by Aadhaar agents using “biometric-exception”. Aadhaar is blocking subsidies for
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