Last year’s ‘next year’ now is ‘this year’,
yesterday’s become today,
flowing on from past to present,
passing without pause or stay:
hours, days and weeks divide
months and years that onward slide –
markers on the clock of living,
intervals for thought and giving.
Will last year's predicted El Niño happen this year?
The smoke trembles,as if we all exhaled the same, flammable wish
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In 2010 India started scanning personal details like names, addresses, dates of birth, mobile numbers, and more, along with all 10 fingerprints and iris scans of its 1.3 billion citizens, into a centralized government database called Aadhaar to create a voluntary identity system. On Wednesday this database was reportedly breached.The Tribune, a local Indian newspaper, published a report claiming its reporters paid Rs. 500 (approximately $8) to a person who said his name was Anil Kumar, and who they contacted through WhatsApp. Kumar was able to create a username and password that gave them access to the demographic information of nearly 1.2 billion Indians who have currently enrolled in Aadhaar, simply by entering a person’s unique 12-digit Aadhaar number. Regional officers working with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the government agency responsible for Aadhaar, told the Tribune the access was “illegal,” and a “major national security breach.”A second report, published on Thursday by the Quint, an Indian news website, revealed that anyone can create an administrator account that lets them access the Aadhaar database as long as they’re invited by an existing administrator.
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"Any semblance of a political opinion must be squashed, with the appearance of neutrality and balance preserved at all costs."
A conflict in the journalist's code was created by a president wholly unfit for the job.
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