Free Press Journal
  • Aadhaar software hacked, sanctity jeopardized: Congress

    New Delhi: Amid reports of alleged breach of the Aadhaar database, the Congress on Tuesday said the sanctity of the unique identification system was jeopardized. The party’s remarks came after an investigation by HuffPost India revealed that the Aadhaar database, which contains the biometrics and personal information of over one billion Indians, “had been compromised by a software patch which disables critical security features of the software used to enrol new Aadhaar

  • UIDAI relaxes minimum Aadhaar enrolment targets, related deadlines for banks

    New Delhi: In a breather to banks, the UIDAI today extended till November 1 the deadline for banks to do minimum Aadhaar enrolments and updations in identified branches, according to a communication sent to banks. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked banks to ensure that at least eight enrolments or updations are carried out daily in each stipulated branch from November 1, 2018, to avoid financial disincentives to be

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    Delhi HC seeks reply of UIDAI, Centre on plea seeking exemplary damages for Aadhaar data leak

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to file response on the plea seeking exemplary damages for the losses caused due to leakage of Aadhaar data. A bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice A.K. Chawla asked the Centre and UIDAI to file response within six weeks and listed the matter for further hearing on November 19.

  • UIDAI announces phased rollout of face authentication with telcos from September 15

    New Delhi: Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI has finally announced a phased rollout of face recognition feature as an additional mode of authentication, starting with telecom service providers from September 15.  The Authority had earlier planned to roll out face recognition feature from July 1, a target that was later pushed to August 1.  It has also proposed a monetary disincentive for telcos found slipping on the prescribed targets from mid next month.

  • UIDAI takes on rumour mongering against Aadhaar; stresses helpline number cannot steal data

    New Delhi: Days after a helpline number of UIDAI mysteriously showed up on smartphones of hundreds of users, the authority on Sunday said that a number stored in contact list cannot steal data from a mobile phone. Also, people with “vested interests” were trying to tarnish the image of Aadhaar by taking advantage of Google’s admission of its “mistake”. Google had on Friday admitted that the number 18003001947 was added

  • Core biometrics under Aadhaar safe: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    New Delhi: Asserting that core biometrics under Aadhaar were safe and secure, the government today said the use of the unique identification mechanism has ensured savings of over Rs 90,000 crore by eliminating middlemen. Addressing concerns over the safety of Aadhaar database raised during the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “There has been no case of misuse of UIDAI database till date”.

  • UIDAI to bring new service for making address update in Aadhaar easy

    New Delhi: The UIDAI will start a new service from April next to help Aadhaar holders who do not have valid proof of residence of current location to update their address easily by using a letter containing a secret PIN, according to the authority.  The new service is proposed to start from April 1, according to a notification by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

  • RS Sharma’s Aadhaar challenge! Twitter user claims he deposited Re 1 in TRAI chairman’s account

    New Delhi: A Twitter user has claimed he sent Re 1 to TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) chairman R S Sharma’s bank account through Aadhaar-Enabled Payment Service. “My donation to @rssharma3 ‘s aadhaar via BHIM to build Govt systems with better engineering to protect user privacy”, posted Anivar Aravind on his Twitter account to showcase the security issues related to Aadhaar database.

  • 18,000 banks branches, post offices have Aadhaar facility now: UIDAI

    New Delhi: Less than a year after banks and post offices were asked to set up Aadhaar facility on their premises, as many as 18,000 centres have come up for enrolment and updation of the biometric ID at such locations, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey has said.