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Haven - let you track intruders, Here is how to use it

Current mobile devices are more than just a calling and chatting machine. They can do much more. But, are we using it ? well, we dont.

Don't worry, Edward Snowden have come with an exciting app called Haven in partnership with The Guardian Project. This app will demonstrate the power of your mobile device. You can monitor your surroundings and get warning of intruders.

Haven uses the sensors on Android devices to track various metrics. It uses sensors like the accelerometer to track the movement and surrounding vibrations, camera to track movements of objects in view, microphone to track surrounding noises, ambient light sensors to track changes in the lights.

If the app gets any data from the sensors, such as someone entering your room or accessing your belongings then it will immediately send notifications.

Here is, how to use it.
Once you install the app, you will go through simple setting. Where app wi ask for normal voice ( sounds ) sample of your environment. You can sleep i…

How to know where your Aadhaar card was used !

Ever since, several services have started asking for Aadhaar (UID) card for authentication, you might be worried about its misuse. You might be wanted know, where and when your Aadhaar card was used.

How to know that where your Aadhaar card was used ? The website of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the body that manages Aadhaar, offers an option to check it.
Follow these steps:
1. Go to Aadhaar authentication history page: https://resident.uidai.gov.in/notification-aadhaar
2. Enter your Aadhaar number and the security code (captcha code) in the picture.
3. Click on 'Generate OTP', to receive an OTP on your mobile phone.
*Make sure you had verified your number with the UIDAI website.
5.Write your OTP and click on 'Submit'. You will also see options to choose the period of information and the number of transactions. 
6. You will see date, time and type of all Aadhaar authentication requests made in the period you had chosen.
*The page won't s…