Tribune Aadhaar data breach story: Govt says committed to press freedom, FIR against unknown

Aadhaar data breach story

As outrage, especially among journalists, grew over the FIR filed against The Tribune newspaper and its reporter Rachna Khaira, the government today said it is committed to the freedom of press, and that the police report has been filed against unknown people. “The government is fully committed to freedom of press as well as to maintaining security and sanctity of Aadhaar for India’s development. The FIR is against unknown (sic). I’ve suggested @UIDAI to request Tribune and its journalist to give all assistance to police in investigating real offenders,” Union…

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Edward Snowden says reporter who exposed Aadhaar ‘breach’ deserves an award

Edward Snowden

American whistleblower Edward Snowden on Tuesday came out in support of a national daily reporter, who has been booked for exposing alleged flaws in Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) system. The Tribune newspaper had reported last week that its journalist was able to track down people offering access to the Aadhaar data for Rs 500. On January 7, the UIDAI filed a case against the journalist and three others named in her report, leading to widespread criticism. Taking to Twitter, Snowden said instead of an investigation, the journalist needed to be…

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H-1B visa row: Our IT companies not stealing US jobs, but creating them, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

H-1B visa row: Our IT companies not stealing US jobs, but creating them, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Mumbai: Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said Indian infotech organizations are not taking American occupations but rather are in certainty making business roads on the planet’s biggest economy. Prasad’s affirmation came in the setting of proposed changes in the US approaches around outsourcing and development of talented laborers under the new organization. “The local IT organizations are available in 200 urban communities in 80 nations, including the US. In the US, our IT organizations have given USD 20 billion in assessments a year ago. They have offered…

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