(1/11) @rssharma3, Twitterati has already had a hearty meal of this but in case you haven't followed, contrary to all you Aadhaar Uncles' claims of curbing (all sorts of obscure) fraud, Aadhaar has instead enabled many kinds of fraud. #AadhaarFail
(2/11) What if you find that your Aadhaar number is linked to a bank a/c without consent?

Certainly happened with Mr. Kulkarni. He was lucky it was his own account. What if yours get linked to an account used for unscrupulous activities? #AadhaarFail

mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/cover-s…
(3/11) What if your loan application gets rejected because a loan in your name was drawn and defaulted on, all without your consent? Sure happened to Mr. Thakur from Bhopal. #AadhaarFail

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/ma…
(4/11) What if your land was sold off by impersonating you? Sure happened in Bhatinda. #AadhaarFail

tribuneindia.com/news/bathinda/…
(5/11) Here's another case of impersonation (via forgery) allowing a man in Dehradun to finance 30 two-wheeler loans.

This is not very different from what has happened with the Amazon account that has been made for you. #AadhaarFail

hindustantimes.com/dehradun/man-b…
(6/11) A hotel room was booked in Urvashi Rautela's name using a forged Aadhaar. Police were able to identify that it was a fraud as the 12-digit number on the Aadhaar used was incorrect.

In your case, fraudsters have your authentic 12-digit number.

indianexpress.com/article/india/…
(7/11) Whenever OTP/biometric authentication is not required, and only providing a physical copy of the Aadhaar is sufficient, you would be vulnerable.

Like how this dead man's Aadhaar was forged. You are still alive! #AadhaarFail

ahmedabadmirror.indiatimes.com/ahmedabad/crim…
(8/11) Besides these striking cases, there have a been a whole range of petty frauds that have been enabled through forged Aadhaar. These are esp easy where the analog Aadhaar 'cards' are sufficient. Everyone has access to yours now!

#AadhaarFail
(9.11) Oh, and also, please don't call this scaremongering. Each of the above hypothetical cases (for you) have been presented with reported cases of experienced 'harm' (by the common citizen). #AadhaarFail
(10/11) That you expect to test the vulnerabilities of system by looking at how it impacts one of the most elite men in the country (read you) clearly reflects how you have been thinking about this all through your time spearheading #AadhaarFail
(11/11) For many more reported cases of how forged Aadhaar details have enabled a wide range of frauds (including identity theft of the common citizen), please see this database. #AadhaarFail

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

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Aug 3, 2018
(1/16) "The poor are the guinea pigs for immature financial technologies"

Jean Drèze on the Airtel-Aadhaar scam, Aadhaar Payment Bridges System, 'LALA' rules & the resulting havoc on fragile lives of the poor.

Thread.

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Questions to NN following from @virsanghvi interview: NN(@2.30) "I wrote to the Prime minister about privacy in 2010" - would be kinda nice to see what exactly was said. Can he release that correspondence?
NN@2.45: "I went back to being a good guy in the last few months" (we dispute this self-certification)..."people have realized that there are lots of things happening in the world which were far more pernicious".
No, NN. ...2/n
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2/17: What credibility does lead author @AlanHGelb, who was party to fabrication of the oft-cited $11 billion Aadhaar savings figure for the World Development Report 2016, have on this issue?

The bogus figure originated in the spotlight co-authored by Gelb. See images.
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