Your Eyes Can Now Be Your Password

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If you have a tough time remembering your password for your email, social media, app accounts, then this news will surely bring you relief. Taking cue from the iris scans that are being used in UID in India, researchers are developing a biometric system that can identify people depending on the way in which they flicker their eyes when looking at the computer screen.Oleg Komogortsev, a computer scientist...
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Aadhar Project Expands To Various States; A Million UIDs A Day From October

A quick search on Google news for ‘UID‘ reveals pleasant information about the Aadhar number issuing process starting in various states like Karnataka, Bihar and Kerala. Most of these states are taking the assistance of the General Post Office (GPO) to allow city residents enroll for the Aadhar number.Nandan Nilakeni, the Chairman of the UIDAI had said in a press conference in Bangalore...
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Basic Aadhar Authentication API To Be Available For Free

India’s ambitious UID project named Aadhar intends to create an ecosystem of applications and services that center around the idea of authenticating users through their UID. Nandan Nilakeni, Chairman, UIDAI plans to do this by opening up the Aadhar API to third party developers.An API or application programming interface is a set of rules that software programs follow to communicate with each...
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UID Round-Up: All The News on AADHAAR : For IT, Against It?

It’s been quite a while since we wrote about the latest developments on the UID front. The Unique Identification project might just be the biggest changer in the way we lead our lives.Recently, the UIDAI (Unique ID Authority of India), lead by ex-IT Czar Nandan Nilekani, was renamed Aadhaar. It also has a new logo, the halo of the Sun bearing the imprint of a thumb. In the words of Mr. Nilekani...
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Finally Microsoft Research Finds New Love In India’s Unique ID Project

Earlier, we told you how Google, Yahoo, Cisco & Intel have expressed a lot of interest in India’s Unique ID Number project – which is an initiative by the Indian Government set up a centralized identification system for the Indian citizens which can be used for various kinds of identification purposes. Now Microsoft has joined the race too! Finally the research wing of Microsoft...
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Government To Resurrect Project e-Bharat – Will The Renewed Focus See Any Success?

Government has been trying hard through its various e-Governance initiatives to hasten the execution of its policy decisions with proper transparency. The recent initiative like UID (Unique Identification) was a step in that direction so as to conjure ’e-Governance’ in India.Business Standard reports that the government has resurrected talk on ‘e-Bharat’ a dying project...
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Now Google Expresses Interest In UID – How Will The Project Benefit From This?

Just yesterday, we saw Yahoo being interested in the Unique Identification Project. As quoted by Yahoo’s CEO Carol Bartz, “We met the Prime Minister today and discussed among other things, how Yahoo can help the Government in the project.” Looks like several more giants will be coming in soon. As said in our last post, under such circumstances when everyone has expressed their interests,...
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Yahoo – Cisco Express Interest In India’s UID Project – Would Google Be Interested?

We have been tracking the UID project headed by Nandan Nilekani since its announcement in India and have been analysing its impact as well on various industries and players. We have questioned as to how this massive project would be completed and which route would it take? Whether it will be  mobile? or something else?Now it seems players from the technology world have started expressing their interest...
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Indian Army Nails The Internet, While Websites Become Mandatory For Educational Institutions

It all started with things appearing at lightning fast speed and then it helped rumors to broadcast from one end of the world to another. Now, advances in computer technology and the internet have changed the way people work, learn, and communicate.  The Internet has become an integral part of almost everyone’s economic, political, and social life. The Internet is just a world passing around...
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UID Mandatory, Online Authentication – Updated News

We’ve covered a lot of UID-related news in the past. Check them out here. We’ve been touting UID as the next big thing, why? Because personally I feel that it’ll help a lot with the streamlining of the system that is currently cluttered up with bureaucracy. In the last few weeks, there’s been quite a lot of buzz about the UID, with Nilekani releasing more and more titbits of...
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