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India to issue all 1.2 billion citizens with biometric ID cards

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 09:33 PM
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India to issue all 1.2 billion citizens with biometric ID cards


www.timesonline.co.uk

It is surely the biggest Big Brother project yet conceived. India is to issue each of its 1.2 billion citizens, millions of whom live in remote villages and possess no documentary proof of existence, with cyber-age biometric identity cards.

The Government in Delhi recently created the Unique Identification Authority, a new state department charged with the task of assigning every living Indian an exclusive number. It will also be responsible for gathering and electronically storing their personal details, at a predicted cost of at least £3 billion.
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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 09:33 PM
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Ok, so the largest democracy in the world will get "biometric ID Cards"... when will they do the same everywhere else?


Answer: soon, very soon...

The country of India committed to massive data capture programs years ago. This is just the icing on the cake for national databases that will allow TPTB the ability to determine policies and monitor the conformity of the population to new policies, in a near real-time mode.

This is the 2nd largest populace country in the world. If this goes well there it will be a slam-dunk for other countries to follow India's lead. Say good-bye to the notion of personal privacy.


www.timesonline.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 09:43 PM
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India’s legions of local bureaucrats currently issue at least 20 proofs of identity, including birth certificates, driving licences and ration cards. None is accepted universally and moving from one state to the next can easily render a citizen officially invisible — a disastrous predicament for the millions of poor who rely on state handouts to survive.

It is hoped that the ID scheme will close such bureaucratic black holes while also fighting corruption. It may also be put to more controversial ends, such as the identification of illegal immigrants and tackling terrorism. A computer chip in each card will contain personal data and proof of identity, such as fingerprint or iris scans. Criminal records and credit histories may also be included.


Yay our very own computer chip!! Pretty significant news considering their population. I'm sure other nations will follow.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 09:44 PM
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Unbelievable. This is a tremendous and swift change being implemented by the government. This is how it always is...start with a seemingly innocuous method of possibly "protecting" citizens, and then escalate into a state of absolute absurdity when the RFID's come rolling in. Conspiracy? I don't think so.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 10:01 PM
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If this is true, then the end has begun, as far as I'm concerned. The article mentions a list of countries who don't require an ID card - yet.


It is hoped that the ID scheme will close such bureaucratic black holes while also fighting corruption. It may also be put to more controversial ends, such as the identification of illegal immigrants and tackling terrorism.

Yep, they have to stoke the fear with the 'terrorist' mantra being played.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 10:03 PM
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anyone that carries a cell phone is stupid to be against this idea. you've willingly subjected yourself to this for years because it was cool and convenient and now you're crying like babies cause the government is going to do it for you.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 10:04 PM
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Talking about business, the supplier of such card would be making a fortune out of it.

1.2 billion ??? Just put a price on each card say a dollar each.

That's a lot of money! Now, that is a real conspiracy.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 10:12 PM
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massive data capture in India is impossible

the best way to break this wall is cell phones

In India anybody can afford a cell phone, even homeless people
i'm serious!

but i'm saying it's impossible because there are just too many villages far from technology in India.

But I MUST say I am extremely surprised at this

I would NEVER have expected India to implement this the first
EVER!

I need to do more research


Millions of Indians who live in remote rural areas will finally have proof of their existence thanks to biometric identity cards


That's just DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!

because they live in an overpopulated country their life is meaningless until they have a biometric card?
PROPAGANDA!!!!!!

Proof of existence via biometric cards in one of the most family oriented countries on the planet?

All they care about are their families and education, they do not need a card.

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 10:19 PM
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So, Indian citizens get issued with an RFID and just how long do you think it will take the criminal element and hackers to crack it and begin manipulating it to their own benefit ? Not long at all ! Imagine the possibility (easily !) of a hacker and/or crim walking through a crowd with a small scanner/capture device in their pocket and ripping personal details of individuals with ease ... then selling these details to unscrupulous users.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 10:22 PM
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Seriously, whats so bad about this ID Card ? All it is doing is consolidating the many other forms of identification into a single card.
Good on India I say, the less bureaucracy in this world the better.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 10:24 PM
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Originally posted by Moodle
anyone that carries a cell phone is stupid to be against this idea. you've willingly subjected yourself to this for years because it was cool and convenient and now you're crying like babies cause the government is going to do it for you.

Firstly, not everyone carries a cell phone.

Secondly, if need be, a cell phone can be left at home, or switched off.

There is no comparison to be made. I don't understand how you think that carrying a cell phone could be the same as being issued with an ID card.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 10:43 PM
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If you believe that the issuing "authority" is trustworthy, than I agree, no problem with the idea at all. But that is the issue... do you TRUST the issuing authority to use the information in a way that will not be used against you?

Or what about the next authority who will succeed the ones who initially make the rules to protect your privacy. Can you be sure that no one will ever alter the rules that protect you?

Knowledge is power and information feeds knowledge. Information on you and what you do,( possibly EVERYTHING you do ) being concentrated in one big database will be very tempting to TPTB.

The chance to abuse such knowledge to increase their power is something that these people will not be able to pass up. The danger is giving such increased power to people of such low character - politicians / bureaucrats
that run the world we live in today.

No, once you agree to give them such access into your life it can't be taken back. The only way is to NEVER agree to hand over your right to privacy.



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[edit on 15-7-2009 by TOSFORUS]



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 11:57 PM
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Nandan Nilekani, the founder of Infosys (one of the largest software outsourcing companies in the world) has been made in charge of this ID program. I have been reading up on this quite a bit.

In India there are 2 main threats

1. Terrorism
2. Illegal immigration

The govt hopes that with these ID cards (which terrorists will not be able to obtain, how I dont know), it will be easier to identify terrorists, because if you are a suspect and you dont have an id card then it builds the case

Then you have illegal immigration, there are many Bangaldeshis who illegally migrate to India, the govt is hoping that they will be easier to identify since they will not have IDs



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by searching_for_truth
Talking about business, the supplier of such card would be making a fortune out of it.

1.2 billion ??? Just put a price on each card say a dollar each.

That's a lot of money! Now, that is a real conspiracy.

So you missed the part of the OP which said the cost would be about 3 billion pounds?

That's not cheap but if they are issuing 5, 10 or more other forms of ID already it might not be any more expensive than what they are already doing.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 12:41 AM
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I wouldnt be surprised if it is some kind of testing grounds of sorts for how to implement with the rest of the civilized worlds population... To get a few question answered...

Like how does the population resopond to a card that carries around all their info? is it too much beuracracy? will the people actually carry them around? will they work? I dont know but you can be assured their will be some kind of testing/ survey/ information gathering from it...



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 02:12 AM
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and what will they do if you don't want one - give you the death penalty?

god this seems like a mainstream source too! i really wish the NWO people were still fringe nutcases.




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