UIDAI rebuts scare-mongering against Aadhaar, says helpline number cannot steal data | India News
In a sequence of tweets, the authority requested the customers to not panic and delete the outdated helpline from their telephones and replace it with the brand new quantity – 1947.
“It have to be clearly understood that no hurt might be brought on by merely having a helpline quantity that, too, an outdated one,” UIDAI stated.
Assuring customers that their Aadhaar knowledge stays totally secure, UIDAI stated, “Rumours about Aadhaar database being breached are utterly false and baseless and are rejected with all of the condemnation that they deserve.”
The UIDAI additional suggested folks to steer clear of such rumours and malicious marketing campaign by “vested pursuits”.
“They need to not waste their time by forwarding or circulating such false and baseless rumours on WhatsApp, Twitter, Fb and many others,” it stated.
#PressStatement In view of the makes an attempt by few Aadhaar opponents to unfold rumours and scare mongering in opposition to Aad… https://t.co/pJtHW2GXqM
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) 1533477228000
…it could be famous that the Google has clarified that UIDAI’s outdated contact quantity 18003001947 was added by it “inadv… https://t.co/GqROCNXJ6M
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) 1533477264000
Google has additionally assured that it’ll repair this inadvertent error of their subsequent launch and said that the customers might… https://t.co/HabYoWp0cl
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) 1533477288000
UIDAI had earlier clarified and emphasised that it had not requested any company in any way to incorporate its helpline numb… https://t.co/lZCXtpfOv3
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) 1533477331000
UIDAI expects that Google, a big digital platform supplier, will look into this which precipitated confusion within the min… https://t.co/FEot2fXv1v
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) 1533477339000
Nevertheless, UIDAI condemns the vested pursuits who tried to misuse Google’s “inadvertent” act as a possibility to sp… https://t.co/iPm9OielGl
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) 1533477370000
Rumours are being floated in some social media akin to Twitter and WhatsApp that this quantity has “mysteriously popp… https://t.co/7GjMLgykgH
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) 1533477396000
That is completely false propaganda and is nothing however scare-mongering in opposition to Aadhaar by vested pursuits attempting to e… https://t.co/jRl7DIURrl
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) 1533477421000
On Friday, 1000’s of smartphone customers in India awoke puzzled with a Distinctive Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) toll-free helpline quantity
saved of their cellphone books by default.<br/>
Following stories, the
authority refuted allegations
+ saying it has not requested any cellphone maker or telecom service supplier to incorporate its toll-free quantity on cellphones because it tried to assuage consumer considerations referring to the invasion of privateness.
Telecom operators’ physique COAI (Mobile Operators Affiliation of India) too stated none of its members had pre-loaded any unknown numbers on any cell phone.
Later that day, Google
apologised for “inadvertently”
+ loading the outdated UIDAI helpline quantity and 112 helpline quantity into the ‘setup wizard’ of Android telephones.
“Our inside evaluation has revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline quantity and the 112 misery helpline quantity have been inadvertently coded into the setup wizard of the Android launch given to OEMs (Authentic tools producers) to be used in India and has remained there since.”
“For the reason that numbers get listed on a consumer’s contact record these get transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new machine,” a Google spokesperson stated in an announcement.
Google apologised for a similar and stated the numbers might be manually deleted from the telephones. It additionally promised to repair the identical in future editions of its setup wizard.
“We count on that Google will look into the difficulty which has precipitated confusion within the minds of individuals in opposition to India’s credible id system and train due care in order that such issues usually are not repeated in future,” UIDAI stated at present.
(With inputs from companies)