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SBI alleges Aadhaar data misuse, UIDAI rubbishes charge

SBI alleges Aadhaar data misuse, UIDAI rubbishes charge

Finance
CHANDIGARH/JIND: Officials of State Bank of India (SBI) have alleged that data of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been misused. Logins and biometrics of their Aadhaar operators have been misused to generate unauthorised Aadhaar cards, bank officials informed UIDAI. Countering the charge, UIDAI said, “Aadhaar database is fully secured and no security breach, biometric or otherwise, has taken place.” SBI, like other banks, was given an Aadhaar enrolment target for which it selected vendors — FIA Technology Services Pvt Ltd and Sanjivini Consultants Pvt Ltd — in the Chandigarh region which covers Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, J&K and the UT of Chandigarh itself. However, of close to 250 operators employed with these agencies, nearly half wer...
UK condemns China after US 'economic espionage' charge

UK condemns China after US 'economic espionage' charge

Technology
The UK has condemned Beijing as the US charged Chinese hackers accused of attempting to steal trade secrets and technologies in a bid to compromise government computers. More than a dozen allies affected - including the UK - have condemned China over the allegations.The US Justice Department revealed criminal charges against two hackers allegedly affiliated with Beijing's main intelligence service over a cyber-spying campaign targeting the US and others countries' networks.The charges accuse a group - known as APT 10 - of spying on some of the world's biggest firms by hacking into technology companies which managed email, storage and other computing tasks.Countries affected have accused China of backing the large-scale operation, known as Cloudhopper.In a statement, the For...
Mark Hughes: Southampton sack manager after eight months in charge

Mark Hughes: Southampton sack manager after eight months in charge

Sports
Mark Hughes has been sacked as Southampton manager after eight months in charge.The Saints, who drew with Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, are 18th in the table.Southampton confirmed the move in a statement, adding: "The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already under way." First-team assistant coach Kelvin Davis will take charge of the team for the game against Tottenham on Wednesday.Hughes, who also had a spell at the south coast club during his playing career, joined Southampton in March, two months after being sacked by Stoke City.The club were one point above the relegation zone at the time and the 55-year-old led them to safety last se...
London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee

London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee

Technology
Uber is planning to add a surcharge to all fares booked via its app in London to help its drivers buy electric vehicles.The fee, expected to be 15p per mile, will be introduced "early" in 2019.Uber said drivers working for 40 hours per week could get cash help of about £1,500 a year from passengers via the top-up fee.The ride-hailing firm said the scheme would also contribute towards plans to curb air pollution in the capital.Uber said it expected the scheme to raise more than £200m ($ 260m) over the "next few years" to help drivers swap vehicles. It said the fee would add about 45p to the average London journey. It hopes to hand cash to 20,000 drivers to hel...
5 things to know about Trump’s new ‘public charge’ immigration proposal

5 things to know about Trump’s new ‘public charge’ immigration proposal

Health
This story is from Kaiser Health News A proposed rule from the White House would make it harder for legal immigrants to get green cards if they have received certain kinds of public assistance — including Medicaid, food stamps and housing subsidies. Green cards allow them to live and work permanently in the United States. “Those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement. The proposal, announced Saturday night, marks a new frontier in the administration’s long-term effort to curb immigration, both legal and illegal. It already has spurred intense criticism from Democrats, anti-poverty activists, health care organizations and immigrants’ rights ...