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Threw Aadhaar dare as ordinary citizen says TRAI chief

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    New Delhi, July 30: TRAI chief, R S Sharma who threw an Aadhaar dare on Twitter said that he did it as a normal citizen. He said that the challenge he had thrown was not in the capacity of a regulatory head, but as an ordinary citizen.

    TRAI chief, R S Sharma

    "...Pl understand that I threw this challenge, not as Trai Chairman, but as a normal citizen of India," Sharma tweeted replying to two users, one of them a French security expert who goes under the pseudonym Elliot Alderson and describes himself as "worst nightmare" of the UIDAI.

    An all-out war had erupted on Twitter on Saturday after the Trai chief gave out his Aadhaar number, triggering a deluge of tweets that claimed to disclose his personal details - from PAN to mobile number.

    Some rushed to support Sharma, explaining how the much of the information about him could be procured without using his Aadhaar number.

    Alderson, the vigilante hacker who uses the handle @fs0c131y on Twitter, has in the past revealed purportedly flaws in Aadhaar system and exposed data security loopholes in mobile apps of political parties like the BJP and the Congress.

    "People managed to get your personal address, dob (date of birth) and your alternate phone number. I stop here, I hope you will understand why make your #Aadhaar number public is not a good idea," Alderson had tweeted, following Sharma's challenge.

    Giving out his full Aadhaar number, Sharma (@rssharma3) had tweeted: "Now I give this challenge to you: Show me one concrete example where you can do any harm to me!".

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