Facebook asks new users to give name as per Aadhaar. According to sources, Facebook is testing a new feature in India wherein it is encouraging new users to enter their names as per their Aadhaar card. The move is aimed at encouraging users to put their real names on the social network. Since it’s being tested with a small population in India, not all users may be able to see this. It is worth pointing out here that the Aadhaar-based sign up is not mandatory. Social site Facebook isn’t asking for your Aadhaar number, but just the name as per your Aadhaar card. The association with Aadhaar, however, is expected to raise eyebrows. There have been concerns about the safety of Aadhaar data after private details of citizens were leaked on government websites and from private bodies like banks, telecom operators, insurance providers and financial organisations. The government has argued that Aaadhar is necessary to plug leakages in its subsidised welfare programmes, to prevent corruption, and to protect national security.
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