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TRAI chairman discloses Aadhaar number as challenge, gets personal details tweeted in response

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman RS Sharma on Saturday disclosed his Aadhaar number on the microblogging site twitter and challenged everyone to show how mere knowledge of the unique number could be used to harm him, triggering a deluge of tweets that claimed to disclose his personal details from PAN to mobile number.

The challenge by Mr Sharma evoked an immediate response from the Twitterati, with Elliot Alderson digging up his mobile number, photographs, residential address, date of birth and even chat threads using the information, while others warned him about the perils of throwing such a dare on the social media platform.

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