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UIDAI: Helpline number cannot steal data

UIDAI takes on rumour mongering against Aadhaar

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Sunday said, Google has clarified that UIDAI’s old helpline number 1800-300-1947 was added by it inadvertently along with police and fire number in mobile phones and has since been continuing through sync mechanism.

UIDAI in a statement said, Google has also expressed its regret for the same. Google has assured that it will fix this inadvertent error in their next release.

UIDAI said, it condemns the vested interests who tried to misuse Google’s inadvertent act as an opportunity to spread rumours and go around fear-mongering against Aadhaar.

It said, just by a helpline number in a mobile’s contact list the data stored on the mobile phone cannot be stolen and therefore, there should be no panic to the number as no harm will be caused. It said, people may it with UIDAI’s new helpline number 1947.

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