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Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

07 May 2019

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

07 Apr 2019

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

11 Mar 2019

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

With nearly 1.23 billion Aadhaar numbers already generated, as per the UIDAI website, it is easily the most widely held document in the country.

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

25 Feb 2019

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

With nearly 1.23 billion Aadhaar numbers already generated, as per the UIDAI website, it is easily the most widely held document in the country.

Soon, travelers can use facial recognition biometric to enter airports

04 Oct 2018

Soon, travelers can use facial recognition biometric to enter airports

Travelers will soon be able to enter airports in the country with facial recognition biometric under the government's Digi Yatra initiative, which seeks to promote paperless and hassle-free air travel.

Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

06 Sep 2018

Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

Bengaluru International Airport Thursday said it plans to roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from early next year as it seeks to make the boarding process paperless.

#GamingBytes: New video game uses biometrics to scare you

27 Aug 2018

#GamingBytes: New video game uses biometrics to scare you

'Bring to Light' is a video game developed by Red Meat Games. It was released on July 13, which was coincidentally a Friday.

Aadhaar 'Biometric Lock' facility: All you need to know

20 Jul 2018

Aadhaar 'Biometric Lock' facility: All you need to know

On July 18, in a official tweet, UIDAI announced the launch of a new online facility that allows users to "lock/unlock" their Aadhaar biometric data.

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox to support biometric login

12 Apr 2018

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox to support biometric login

Internet browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox have agreed to support a new standard called Web Authentication API that uses fingerprints/facial recognition for login.

Mastercard to help Indians tackle online fraud through newer technologies

15 Mar 2018

Mastercard to help Indians tackle online fraud through newer technologies

Leading global payments company Mastercard is reportedly working on providing its Indian customers newer technologies to help them tackle the growing cases of online fraud.

How safe and secure is Aadhaar? All myths busted

20 Feb 2018

How safe and secure is Aadhaar? All myths busted

Aadhaar is gradually becoming an essential document for Indians, but awareness of related issues remains low.

Here's why you shouldn't use plastic or laminated Aadhaar cards

07 Feb 2018

Here's why you shouldn't use plastic or laminated Aadhaar cards

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has cautioned people against using "smart" or plastic Aadhaar cards or getting the normal ones laminated.

Find your Aadhaar usage history for the last six months

06 Feb 2018

Find your Aadhaar usage history for the last six months

Recently, several cases of Aadhaar data misuse have been reported. Last month, a racket was busted where scammers were letting people access the Aadhaar database illegally for just Rs. 500.

Traders found using Rs. 15,000 software to illegally access biometrics

04 Feb 2018

Traders found using Rs. 15,000 software to illegally access biometrics

Amid a raging debate on safety of Aadhaar information (or the lack thereof), police in Gujarat have busted a ring that used stolen biometric data for unauthorized profits.

How to change Aadhaar details without a registered mobile number

26 Jan 2018

How to change Aadhaar details without a registered mobile number

Aadhaar can be used as proof of identity at many places. It is even mandatory for several schemes.

UIDAI adds another security feature to Aadhaar: Facial recognition

15 Jan 2018

UIDAI adds another security feature to Aadhaar: Facial recognition

Less than a week after announcing a new two-layer safety feature, the UIDAI has come up with another facility to increase security: your face.

Aadhaar at Rs. 500: Know how to protect your data

05 Jan 2018

Aadhaar at Rs. 500: Know how to protect your data

Details about a racket "selling" Aadhaar data for Rs. 500 have emerged. Paying that amount, you can access details of anyone registered with the UIDAI, including their name, address and phone number.

Over 200 govt websites have revealed people's Aadhaar details publicly

19 Nov 2017

Over 200 govt websites have revealed people's Aadhaar details publicly

As the government further extends the scope of Aadhaar, the UIDAI has revealed alarming details.

Three new ways for you to re-verify SIM with Aadhaar

15 Nov 2017

Three new ways for you to re-verify SIM with Aadhaar

The UIDAI has approved three new ways for citizens to re-verify their SIMs with Aadhaar without having to visit retailers.

After banks' objection, UIDAI relaxes Aadhaar enrolment rules

14 Nov 2017

After banks' objection, UIDAI relaxes Aadhaar enrolment rules

A month after the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) opposed UIDAI's directives to banks, Aadhaar's governing body has relaxed its policies a little.

Body sweat might become the upcoming biometric security system

14 Nov 2017

Body sweat might become the upcoming biometric security system

Amidst ongoing debates about the superiority of fingerprint-based and face-based biometric security systems, researchers at the University of Albany in the US have come up with a novel approach - using sweat!

Railway employees to get Aadhaar-enabled attendance system from January

06 Nov 2017

Railway employees to get Aadhaar-enabled attendance system from January

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal seems determined to deliver a better and safer train network. For this, the ministry is exhorting employees to work sincerely.

Soon, use Aadhaar to check in at Bengaluru Airport

09 Oct 2017

Soon, use Aadhaar to check in at Bengaluru Airport

Aadhaar-enabled screening at airports will soon be a reality, and if things go according to plans, Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport will lead the new system.

You may soon use biometrics, not IDs to enter airports

26 Sep 2017

You may soon use biometrics, not IDs to enter airports

Soon, a mobile phone is all you may need to board domestic flights.

UIDAI is inviting applications from young engineers for several vacancies

07 Sep 2017

UIDAI is inviting applications from young engineers for several vacancies

Young engineers looking for a job have an exciting opportunity: the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the statutory authority behind one of the world's largest biometric systems, is inviting applications for several vacancies.

Is the CIA spying on Indians' Aadhaar data?

26 Aug 2017

Is the CIA spying on Indians' Aadhaar data?

WikiLeaks has published some new controversial reports. According to one of its latest exposé, the CIA has been using tools that compromise Aadhaar data.

Aadhaar poses security challenges, admits Nandan Nilekani

09 Aug 2017

Aadhaar poses security challenges, admits Nandan Nilekani

Days after an IIT-graduate was accused of hacking into the Aadhaar database, former chairman of UIDAI, Nandan Nilekani, admitted that security was a big concern for Aadhaar.

Ludhiana government website publishes details of 20,000 Aadhaar holders

08 Aug 2017

Ludhiana government website publishes details of 20,000 Aadhaar holders

On one hand, activists are fighting the Centre over its mandatory Aadhaar rules citing privacy concerns; on the other, ironically, government authorities just keep making their case stronger.

Aadhaar effect: India may soon have a data-protection law

02 Aug 2017

Aadhaar effect: India may soon have a data-protection law

Centre conveyed to the Supreme Court yesterday that it had set up a ten-member committee headed by former SC judge B N Srikrishna to formulate a data protection law to ensure protection of personal information.

Aadhaar Debate: Right to privacy not absolute, says SC

19 Jul 2017

Aadhaar Debate: Right to privacy not absolute, says SC

While hearing petitions on whether privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution, a nine-judge Supreme Court bench observed 'right to privacy' was not absolute.

Activist's Aadhaar card biometrically-authenticated; but he never applied for one

30 Jun 2017

Activist's Aadhaar card biometrically-authenticated; but he never applied for one

Aadhaar cards were introduced to provide unique identity to people and eliminate "duplicates" and "ghosts".

From July, Aadhaar mandatory to apply for PAN

28 Jun 2017

From July, Aadhaar mandatory to apply for PAN

Starting July 1, it will be mandatory to provide Aadhaar details or enrolment ID while applying for PAN.

Aadhaar mandatory for tax returns from July, announces govt

11 Jun 2017

Aadhaar mandatory for tax returns from July, announces govt

The government has announced that Aadhaar will be a "must" for filing I-T returns from July 1.

SC: Aadhaar can't be made mandatory for filling tax returns

09 Jun 2017

SC: Aadhaar can't be made mandatory for filling tax returns

The Supreme Court has stayed the government notification mandating linking of Aadhaar number with PAN till a constitution bench decides on the matter, reported ANI.

Govt: Citizens don't have absolute rights over their bodies

03 May 2017

Govt: Citizens don't have absolute rights over their bodies

In an alarming statement, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court that citizens do not have an "absolute" right on their bodies or body parts.

UIDAI denies reports of leak of 13cr Aadhaar holders' details

03 May 2017

UIDAI denies reports of leak of 13cr Aadhaar holders' details

UIDAI has rejected reports of leak of 13 crore Aadhaar numbers and 10 crore bank account numbers, as claimed by the Centre for Internet and Society.

Government has made public up to 13.5 crore Aadhaar numbers

02 May 2017

Government has made public up to 13.5 crore Aadhaar numbers

The Centre for Internet and Society found that just four government websites have made public 13.5 crore Aadhaar numbers, plus 100 million bank account numbers.

Water ministry website publishes Aadhaar details of scheme beneficiaries

25 Apr 2017

Water ministry website publishes Aadhaar details of scheme beneficiaries

In the first instance of Aadhaar data privacy breach by a central ministry, the Union Water and Sanitation Department was found to have uploaded on its website Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin.

Install biometric attendance systems in govt offices: Adityanath

24 Apr 2017

Install biometric attendance systems in govt offices: Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has directed all government offices up to block levels to install biometric systems to record employees' attendance and working hours.

Aadhaar details of millions leaked by Jharkhand govt website

23 Apr 2017

Aadhaar details of millions leaked by Jharkhand govt website

The Aadhaar details of over one million people have been leaked by a website maintained by the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security. They said the issue was due to a programming error.