UID / "Aadhaar" – Grave & Present Danger

No one in his / her right senses will link ALL databases of a Nation to one number

The interview of CEO, UIDAI in ‘Times of India’ today (Sunday, 07 May 2017) reveals ignorance of basics of both IT (Information Technologies) and Biometrics on the part of both the interviewer and the interviewee.

Perhaps, the CEO didn’t read Aesop’s fables or Tenali Raman Stories in school.

If he had, he would know that it is foolish to put all one’s eggs in one basket.

The question about UID / "Aadhaar" is not about its many flaws, but about its

purpose.

As for flaws, one does not have to search. It’s all over. The Parliament Standing Committee called it “Conceptually Flawed” and “Directionless.

The present NSA and IT minister are on record stating on TV that UID / "Aadhaar" Scheme cannot achieve any of its objectives and that it is a threat to national security.

Everyone seems tongue-tied after the PM discovered the wonders of UID / "Aadhaar".

Like the ‘King’s New Clothes’ he is perhaps waiting for a five-year old to wake him up from his reverie!

In the interview, firstly, the CEO has lied to the nation in refuting the assertion by many that the entire UID / "Aadhaar" Database is junk.

It is impossible to believe that he has not read the contract between UIDAI and BSPs (Biometric Solution Providers – those who provide identification, de-duplication and authentication solutions and services).

Paragraph 1 of Clause 4.1.1 of Annexure ‘E’ to the contract informs the contractors that the demographic information is inaccurate and hence, should not be used for filtering / de-duplication.

Here is a man, the head of an organisation which, has contractually told its contractors that the data is so inaccurate that it cannot be used for any purpose, but publicly announcing that everything is right with the data.

He cannot be ignorant of the many FIRs for enrolment frauds indulged in by Enrolling Agencies (EAs). Does he know the status of the investigations? Has he taken any action to prevent such crimes?

He cannot be ignorant of the two sting operations, ‘Headlines Today’ and ‘Cobra Post’ that showed how anyone can obtain a UID / "Aadhaar" number, for a price.

He cannot be ignorant of the fact that terrorists or spies live with false identities ALL the lives.

He cannot be ignorant that biometric recognition (identification) is inherently fallible.

When the demographic info in the UID database is inaccurate and that fact is not known to banks and the government has made UID / "Aadhaar" acceptable KYC norm, does he expect banks to carry out additional checks before opening accounts?  

Could he say how it would be easier for investigating agencies to trace culprits trough UID / "Aadhaar"?

How is saying the obvious that the public display of data of 130 Crore people on website endangers private data of these people, irresponsible?

Does he not know that once data is displayed even for a few minutes on the Internet, it is gone for good?

One need not be concerned about such data leaks, when ALL data is being contractually made available to foreign private companies.

The display of the data would have told anyone with rudimentary understanding of IT that such things are bound to happen and hence, linking all databases with a single number identified with a person is stupid and shows the extent of ignorance of IT in our country. Some here have made tons of money hiring IT coolies to do chop-shop jobs for foreign outfits and became rich through the toil and sweat of these poor sloggers in our IT - BPO sweat-shops. Let us not pretend to be an IT super power.

Please follow the link below for text of the interview

 

Sham ID Goes Places - Ingoramus Seeks 'Aadhaar' Card for Cows

There is no end to ignorance and stupidity. In fact, apart from God, these two are infinite.

Since, ignorance of IT can do is as ubiquitous as the Sham ID, called, "Aadhaar",

now someone is asking that each cow should be given a unique ID, like, "Aadhaar".

Perhaps, we must teach the cow to remember her 'Aadhaar' number.

Then again what's the biometrics of a cow? Does it have fingerprints, or do we call them hoofprints? 

May be iris will work, privided we can get the cow to look into the scanner without twitching its tail.

To what ridiculous extent has the Sham ID / "Aadhaar" craze brought us. We have become the laughing stock of the world.

Please follow the link below for the news story on the unique ID for cows.

 

Documentary Evidence of UID Lies and Fraud Now Available Here

Please go to the menu item, "NO2UID" on the tool bar.

Scroll down to the sub-menu, UID Documentary Evidence.

You will find the evidence of the hoax called UID / "Aadhaar".

Why Digital India is a (Harsh) Joke

Here’s why the stupid and ignorant attempt to make our country into a virtual world will end up as harsh joke (not funny at all for those who suffer it, but for the world).

The news in ‘Hindustan Times’ of a former data entry operator, Puran Gupta having bank account numbers of 1 Crore Indians should not surprise us.

This about the same number of UID / "Aadhaar" enrolments!

 The news says that he used fake call centers to siphon out money from gullible people; and remember all those who enrolled in UID / "Aadhaar", and all those who promote it are gullible.

The money was transferred through all the now famous or infamous digi wallets doing the rounds after the great leap backward into demonetisation.

If only the wiz kids advising Modi would read Prof. Ian Angell’s article published in ‘Times Online’ in 2008, they would know the dangers of databases such as that of UIDAI.

Would anyone say how Gupta got the bank account numbers and other data (CVV numbers, OTPs)? [OTP is often touted out by our IT ignoramuses as the one cure-all safety device). Nilekani says, “Show me one instance of data theft”.

Whether Gupta got the data from UIDAI databases or not is irrelevant. How did he manage it? 

Please follow the link below to read the news report.

 

Post Truth or "Chunavi Joomla"? - UID / "Aadhaar" Robust says Minister

In the interview to 'The Hindu' published today, Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for IT, said many things, all of which fall under the category of "post truth" a modern euphemism for blunt lies, or if one wants to "make in India", it is "Chunavi Joomla". 

The honorable minister claims that "Aadhaar" has saved Rs. 49,000/- under various schemes pluggig "leakages". 

The entire interview responses are a tissue of lies, haf-truths and brazen lies. 

Take the word "leakages" for instance. Why term theft of subsidies as "leakages"? It is just to avoid investigation into theft. If such huge sums of subsidies or subsidiesed goods are stolen, that would call for an investigation. Calling it "leakages" absolves the government of the responsibility to investigate. 

Without investigating how the crime of subsidy theft is committed, how does the government decide that "Aadhaar" is the solution?

Would the minister like to say whether the contracts UIDAI has with Biometric Solution Providers violate Section 29 (2) of the Act ("Aadhaar" Targeted Deliveries Act), since he claims "no core biometric information shall be shared with anyone  for any reason whatsoever"?

Since, Shri Prasad is also a lawyer, can he say that if a law is passed by Parliament, during the pendency of a case in the Supreme Court, wherein the Court has issued interim stay orders directing the government not to make UID / "Aadhaar" mandatory, the government may go ahead and violate the stay orders of the Court?

Shri. Prasad does not explain how his assertions before the 2014 elections that the UID / "Aadhaar" scheme is a threat to national security, since illegal immigrants are getting "Aadhaar cards" have now vanished. If he were honest, he should have explained his before and after (2014) stand, when asked why his government is advocating the scheme he opposed earlier. 

He says in another answer in the interview, "Till date there is no leakage of data from the system. We have blacklisted 34,000 (enrolling) agencies." What were these agencies blacklisted for? (The minister is conveniently silent.) Does he think such ommissions will go unnoticed? Does he not know that many FIRs have been filed for fraudulent enrolments by these agencies? How can he deny knowledge of this? He participated in a panel discussion of 'Headlines Today' TV wherein he congratulated the channel for exposing the frauds in the UID enrollments. Political and ministerial amenisia endangers the Nation. Shri Prasad should refresh his memory and not kowtow to whoever is pushing this nefarious scheme. 

He should explain how PM Modi, who opposed the UID / "Aadhaar" scheme has become its fan. In fact, Modi himself should tell the Nation what made him change. 

Watch the video of the 'U' Turn of Shri Prasad and the PM by following the 'You Tube' link below