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India's clinical trial

ET and a number of other papers are making full use of a report submitted in parliament yesterday which catalogues the number of deaths registered during clinical trials in India.

Aadhaar and the uniqueness of fingerprints

About a month ago, there was a report on potential issues with iris scans. This week's Frontline contends that fingerprints are not infallible either and the related ramifications for the UID/Aadhar project. It also mentions that Nilekani has publicly stated that iris scans are "not a mature technology" and has questioned its accuracy.

Anonymous Phase 2: RTI Crowdsourcing

After the low key response to the June 9 protests, Anonymous India has labelled it only "Phase 1" of their plans and have announced "Phase 2". The second phase has been dubbed "Operation RTI" and appears to be an elaborate recce to unearth information related to Internet censorship in the country. The plan is to get "citizens of India" to file RTI applications pertaining to any communications between government officials and companies such as Google and Facebook.

RTI to go online

DNA has a story on the government setting up a website (and a call centre) to allow for RTI applications to be submitted and tracked online.

Indian embassy e-mail accounts hacked

A Swedish security consultant, Dan Egerstad, has released the passwords of over a 100 e-mail accounts belonging to embassies worldwide including those of India.