UID/Aadhaar: Medicine worse than disease?
Colonel Thomas's presentation will include the latest idea of "cash transfers" using UID/Aadhaar and what this means to bank customers.  
JT D'souza will do a live demonstration on how fingerprints can be faked.  
No admission Fee   Prior registration is a must
Sat, 12 January 2013   Venue: The Ball Room, Royal Bombay Yacht Club,
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Apollo Bunder,
Mumbai – 400 001.

Registration and tea: 3:00pm
Session Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
with a one-hour interactive session

  Contact details: Seraphina / Shilpa at 022-49205000 or
email us at [email protected] or log on to www.mlfoundation.in
The Unique Identification project or Aadhaar was supposed to be a scheme to eliminate corruption in welfare schemes and provide an identity to the poor. It is now spreading fast into areas that dangerously intrude into our lives and rights.
The demo will show the acceptance of pre-spoofed prints made from wax and fevicol and will explain iris biometrics and the intrinsic and extrinsic flaws inherent in biometrics.

Col (Retd.) Mathew Thomas is a former defence services officer and missile scientist turned civic activist campaigning against state database control of the people. He is a post graduate in missile technology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and has over 50 years of experience with the Indian Army, Defence Research (Head of Missiles Manufacturing facilities) and private sector at top management and board levels. He was head of the missile manufacturing facilities of the Defence Research Organisation, where he set up a computerised production planning and control system in 1975. He received the commendation of the President of India for services to Defence Research.

Jude Terrence D'souza passed out from the St. Xavier's Institute of Technology, Mahim, in 1980 and has an experience of 32 years in design and development of microprocessor based embedded electronic systems. He is an advocate of free software and open unencumbered standards for all software and hardware in all publicly funded initiatives and institutions and works with institutions like the Free Software Foundation and HBCSE in this pursuit. He has also trained at Canon Japan on design of computerised test systems for facsimile and photocopiers on Electronic Security Systems, the GPS Vehicle Tracking Systems and the Biometric Access Control Systems.
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