1. UIDAI reaction on Virender Sehwag, Aadhaar card, Ross Taylor dukaan band banter will make your day, leave you in splits

UIDAI reaction on Virender Sehwag, Aadhaar card, Ross Taylor dukaan band banter will make your day, leave you in splits

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has had an action-packed couple of weeks in India. The right-handed batsman has been impressive with his bat on the field and with words on social media.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 6, 2017 6:11 PM
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has had an action-packed couple of weeks in India.

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has had an action-packed couple of weeks in India. The right-handed batsman has been impressive with his bat on the field and with words on social media. A couple of weeks ago he and former Indian opener Virender Sehwag were engaged in some humorous banter on Twitter. It was Sehwag who started the wordplay on the micro-blogging site by calling Taylor ‘Darji’. The exchange was as brilliant as it was entertaining! However, after a brief hibernation, Ross Taylor again came on Twitter with a quirky caption to a picture that he shared on Instagram. He said,”@virendersehwag #Rajkot mein match k baad, #darji (Tailor) Ki dukaan band. Agli silai #Trivandrum mein hogi… Zaroor Aana. #India #IndvNZ.” There was no way the Multan ka Sultan was going to take a step back and he fired right back at Taylor and said that he was impressed by Taylor and asked UIDAI- the body responsible for issuing Aadhaar Card, if Taylor is eligible for one. Viru said,”Highly impressed by you @RossLTaylor . @UIDAI , can he be eligible for an Aadhaar Card for such wonderful Hindi skills.” Interestingly, UIDAI also chose to become a part of this as it took to Twitter and reacted to Sehwag’s query. It said,”Language no bar. Resident status is what matters.” Well, unless Taylor turns Indian, Aadhaar card is out! Wonder if he will go for that particular shot!

Taylor has been in impressive form since the start of the ODI series where the Kiwis shocked Virat Kolhi and men in the first ODI but eventually went on to lose the series 2-1. He was a key player in New Zeland’s win in the first ODI, where he along with Tom Latham played a 200-run partnership. It is this partnership that kick-started the Twitter wordplay between Taylor and Sehwag with the latter calling the former as ‘Darji’. Both New Zeland and India are currently level in the three match T20I series. The third and final T20I will be played at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, November 7. Well, Taylor has sent the invite to Sehwag, will you check-in too? Anyway, do stay tuned to the post-match conversation, it is bound to be scintillating!

  1. R
    Reader
    Nov 6, 2017 at 6:49 pm
    The biometrics-based Aadhaar program is inherently flawed. Biometrics can be easily lifted by external means, there is no need to hack the system. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can CLONE your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. That is why advanced countries like the US, UK, etc. did not implement such a self-destructive biometrics-based system. If the biometric details of a person are COMPROMISED ONCE, then even a new Aadhaar card will not help the person concerned. This is NOT like blocking an ATM card and taking a new one.
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    1. R
      Reader
      Nov 6, 2017 at 6:49 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 personal information and the purposes it could be used for, the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked, and the unreliability of such large-scale biometric verification processes. The Aadhaar program was designed in 2009 by mainly considering the 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' of UK, but the UK stopped that project in 2010, whereas India continued the biometrics-based program. We must think why the United Kingdom abandoned their project and destroyed the data collected. (Google: 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' and 'Identi-ty Documents Act 2010' )
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      1. R
        Reader
        Nov 6, 2017 at 6:48 pm
        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. 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. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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        1. R
          Reader
          Nov 6, 2017 at 6:48 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 for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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