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Aadhaar Enabled Plundering System (#AEPS)

"The STF also recovered electronic data of 25,000 citizens which includes their phone numbers, Aadhaar & PAN details along with a separate list of Aadhaar & PAN details of another 6,000 people from the duo"… Image
Aadhaar Enabled Plundering System (#AEPS)

"The suspects got Brajesh make a fake Aadhaar card using which they opened a bank account in the name of an electrical firm."

"Aadhaar will stop frauds."

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Aadhaar Enabled Plundering System (#AEPS)

"The dates of birth of underage girls have been tweaked in their Aadhaar cards to make them eligible for the benefits."

"Aadhaar will stop frauds."

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So, somebody whose Aadhaar is linked with your bank account can actually empty your bank account? 🤔🤔

Improbable??? Cannot happen?

It already has.

Fraud is a feature of the Aadhaar Enabled Plundering System (#AEPS).

Also, what stops the merchant from initiating multiple transactions on the pretext that the earlier authentication attempt had failed?

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Clear risks of government 'abusing' biometric databases, says UK's Biometric Commissioner.

"Under an agreement signed in 2018, the two agencies will share biometric data of individuals registered in each of their systems."

"By late 2019, IOM and WFP plan to have exchanged data for more than 700,000 people across the country."…
"while passengers may be able to opt out of scans for now, this seems unlikely to be an option in just a few short years."

"Govts are aware that it takes only small steps to desensitize citizens to technologies that can erode their freedom & liberties."…
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Aadhaar Enabled Poverty System (#AEPS)

"Two children have died of starvation after they resorted to eating mud"

"The family had no ration card as the authorities could not issue it because they had no Aadhaar cards"

Aadhaar Enabled Poverty System (#AEPS)

"Joba and Banawali Sabar of Basadora village barely survive on rice and salt. ... They neither have a ration card nor do they get the PVTG pension, as neither of them has an Aadhaar"

Aadhaar Enabled Poverty System (#AEPS)

8.6 lakh porters deprived of their hard-earned wages worth ₹53.8 crore in the 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh.

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Aadhaar Enabled Fake Identity System (#AEFIS)

"She had two Aadhaar cards with different names and age. We suspect that the girls could be minors but can confirm their age only after medical tests,”

Aadhaar Enabled Fake Identity System (#AEFIS)

J&K man held with fake Aadhaar, PAN…
Aadhaar Enabled Fake Identity System (#AEFIS)

8 Bangladeshi Nationals apprehended at Railway Station in Guwahati, Forged Aadhaar Cards Recovered…
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Some points to campaign against Aadhaar-PAN/ITR on internet... #DestroyTheAadhaar
1) SC has upheld Privacy as fundamental right, which is inviolable except under reasonable restriction. Forcing Aadhaar link with PAN/ITR is NOT a reasonable restriction because Aadhaar sucks at the cited rationale of deduplication! #DestroyTheAadhaar
2) Demonstrate examples of duplicate Aadhaar, from media or personally known examples [Yes very recently a family friend of ours also disclosed having 2 Aadhaars at 2 addresses, in same city!]

So how can Aadhaar deduplicate PAN? Court has been misled by govt! #DestroyTheAadhaar
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Hello folks. This is @Stupidosaur. I have forgotten password of the @DestroyAadhaar account which was relatively new. Made a confirming tweet from the 'archive' account I used to use before Twitter archive download feature.
Archive account is @Stupido_bot1 as most old followers might know.
First, I had been missing because my computer which was on deathbed went kaput. I did not login because I did not want to login from other people's computers. I am breaking that rule because of nature of very serious new problems.
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Because India is STILL a democracy.

A simple aadhaar thread to explain why aadhaar should be opposed by anyone and everyone who cares about our Country and all its People.
Aadhaar is an assault on your very basic identity.

Hundreds of people may vouch for you. You may have a Licence, School Certificate, PAN, Voter Card, Ration Card, Passport etc.

Yet, if aadhaar declares that you are NOT you, NOTHING will let you negate it.

That's Civil Death.
Aadhaar does NOT work.

Biometric authentication failure rates range from 6% (UIDAI) to 49% (Economic survey of India 2016-17).

That's 7.2 crore people upwards who WILL BE DENIED THEIR IDENTITY by aadhaar.


See full thread.

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On 21-Aug, UDie announced that it had saved 90,000 crores.

Intrigued by the magnitude of the savings, I decided to file an RTI request. This thread documents my journey into the labyrinth.

I posed the following 4 questions to UDie
UDie in its response stated that:
(A) the details of the 90,000 crores were available on
(B) the schemes are being administered by various departments / ministries and for questions 2-4 I should seek information from the relevant ministry
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#SaveIndia from being looted and plundered again. If a small island nation like Maldives can come out of the Commonwealth as recently as in 2016, ofcourse even India can. Save India from being a Jewel in the #Commonwealth. Don’t Indians have a spine?…
#SaveIndia from loosing Two-Thirds of its wealth by 2030.

Acc to recent research world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of world’s wealth by 2030. The #tippingpoint as projected by researchers is the 2008 financial crash.…
#SaveIndia from the colonial auction houses of Christie's and Sotheby's smuggling Indian cultural treasures, artifacts, temple idols, manuscripts and selling them off in broad daylight; who also setup #NiravModi by supplying him stolen Golconda diamonds…
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Now that the lawyers have run their marathon and we wait for the top court to rule, a small personal diary note thread on #Aadhaar & me.

Huge thanks to community of people who have widened my wisdom of how society works. Fellow helpless people helping each other.
It started sometime in 2011, when I knew nothing, enrolled along with family.But our enrollment packets were lost, EID wasnt even searchable. I did write some emails to support, but yielded nothing more than, please enroll again. As the need wasn't real, did not enroll.
Parents gave up at a later date, enrolled, got UID successfully generated. I resisted, mostly because of laziness, but did not have developed trust enough to enroll. On random browsing sessions, have heard Usha Ramanathan on YouTube, but never took deep dive into issues.
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#DestroyTheAadhaar is the primary prayer of the Petitioners. That case has now been made before the final adjudicating body in the country. The fate of the only such project in any democracy that sought to fingerprint its entire population, hangs in the balance.
Many people to thank. Profusely. First, the Petitioners. All distinguished citizens and indefatigable champions of civil liberties. @sgvombatkere @BezwadaWilson @mathew111938 @nikhilmkss @vvcrishna @gnowgi @ramakumarr, Aruna Roy, Shantha Sinha, Dr. Kalyani Menon Sen, ...
M.G.Devasahayam, Thomas Franco, Sam Rajappa, Nachiket Udupa etc. And those that helped enormously with material that formed sworn affidavits before the Court- Prof. Reetika Khera, Prof. Jean Dreze, @anumayhem , @samirkelekar , Dr. Rakesh Goyal, @iam_anandv, Dr. Yogesh Jain ..
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There is nothing surprising. The very same method of finger print faking was demonstrated ere the Parliamentary Standing Committee that studied #Aadhar in 2011. @UIDAI knew this is possible. Biometrics is the least secure password of all (1/n)
Nobody with minimum understanding of / concern about security or privacy would plan a project like this.
and all those in power who decided to implement such a dangerous project like #Aadhaar , without any study or cost benfit analysis should be held accountable.
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El sistema biométrico Aadhaar o la vulneración de derechos humanos de un país
Para ello hablo con @Rita_Banerji @_Contrainfo
Aterrador @Snowden @Rita_Banerji han sido incansable en la denuncia

#DestroyTheAadhaar #AadharWarOnWomen…
Un experimento en un país que pronto alcanzará el 20% de la población mundial
"El sistema biométrico Aadhaar o la vulneración de derechos humanos&civiles
@Rita_Banerji @_Contrainfo
#DestroyTheAadhaar #AadharWarOnWomen…
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One important thing about Aadhaar or any centralized system,particularly connected to money, which I have not said so far, is how it completely destroys any security by obscurity which we have enjoyed so far. Take the example of mobile OTP.
Aadhaar uses SMS One Time Password (OTP) to secure Aadhaar transactions. But we have seen how process to update mobile for Aadhaar itself is hopeless…
It is hopeless in terms of security as well as frustrations experienced by the user. Some of the security risks can be fixed if UIDAI is more transparent about the process, as we have seen in that article. Some frustrations also may reduced if Aadhaar centres more nearby. But...
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THREAD: I am putting Advocate Seema Sapra's arguments on the #AadhaarHearings here because it I find it extremely cohesive and think it very important for everyone to read and discuss. The link to her post is above. 1/n
2/n #AadhaarHearing is "framed too narrowly around privacy and there are other more serious concerns about Aadhaar &facts about the Aadhaar biometric identification system that have not been placed before the Supreme Court or are being sidelined by the focus on the privacy right
3/n The focus on privacy in the #AadhaarHearings sidelines the issue "that Aadhaar in its very design and implementation more fundamentally violates the right to identity, to person-hood, to citizenship and consequently the right to life itself."
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In Delhi a 11 month old girl died because the hospital refused to treat her without an #Aadhaar card.

In Chandigarh, a woman was refused #abortion because she did not have an Aadhaar. She sought a back alley abortion and suffered extreme bleeding and complications.




3/n. HIV+ women in India have stopped their treatment as hospitals demand the biometric Aadhaar. The women fear loss of anonymity & social stigma on them and their families.…

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#ElectoralBonds bring unlimited (global) corporate funding. Only the govt will know the identity of the donors.
Above graphic source: The Print
#1 Companies Act amended - Ceiling on corporate donations removed. Earlier 7.5% of net profits, now possible to donate entire capital..!
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