Reporter who revealed that India's biometric identity database was busted to facing police investigation

Nicholas Fearn
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Indian journalist targeted by government for revealing national identity database's insecurity

A journalist who revealed that information about more than one billion Indians in a government identity database could be bought online for less than £6 is facing criminal action. Rachna Khaira'...

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