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India ID plan wins World Bank praise but raises fears of Big Brother

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 05:50

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The biometric identifier programme Aadhaar - or "foundation" in Hindi - has taken on a life of its own, authenticating loans and job seekers, pensions and money transfers across India.

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A NEW Internet is being built: it has 1.1 billion users, a third of the world wide Web. Indian banks are running transactions on it and Microsoft has embedded it into Skype.

The biometric identifier programme Aadhaar - or "foundation" in Hindi - has taken on a life of its

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