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Majority of Indian-Americans prefer Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, says a Survey

Asian-Indian or Indian American community led both the 2012 and the 2016 polls with overwhelming support for Democrats

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  • The Republican Party nominee Donald Trump falls into third place with only a meager 7% support for him
  • The New York-based billionaire has an edge over Clinton when it comes to India-specific foreign policy of the United States and the fight against terrorism
  • But in context with terrorism (48 to 43 percent) and India specific strategic alliances  (47 to 40 percent) with respect to countries like Pakistan, China and Russia Trump faired little better against Clinton over terrorism
Washington, October 20, 2016: A survey in United States on the Presidential election has come up with the conclusion that Majority of Indian-Americans prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as their choice for the next US President when it comes to issues of immigration, religious freedom and outsourcing, a Silicon Valley-based think tank said.
According to a new National Asian American Survey (NAAS), Indian-Americans 70% registered voters are favouring Hillary Clinton. The Republican Party nominee Donald Trump falls into third place with only a meager 7% support for him.

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However, the New York-based billionaire has an edge over Clinton when it comes to the India-specific foreign policy of the United States and the fight against terrorism, the Indian-American think-tank said yesterday, quoting its recent survey.

While releasing the results of the survey carried out on Indian-Americans about their opinions on the two US presidential candidates, the Foundation of India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS-USA.org) have declared that most of the respondent preferred Clinton over Trump on immigration (59 to 29 percent), religious freedom (67 to 27 percent), outsourcing (52 to 22 percent) and trust issues (40 to 17 percent).
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But in context with terrorism (48 to 43 percent) and India specific strategic alliances  (47 to 40 percent) with respect to countries like Pakistan, China and Russia- Trump fared little better against Clinton over terrorism.
Interestingly, Asian-Indian or Indian American community led both the 2012 and the 2016 polls with overwhelming support for Democrats. While in 2012, it was 68% Democratic, with only 10% shown as Republicans, in 2016, 71% registered voters are seen as Democrats vs. 13% as Republicans, for a net gain of one percent.
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The Foundation of India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) is a US think-tank based working on dialogues and research related socio, economic and geopolitical issues and policy matters related to India and the Indian diaspora.

An overwhelming majority of the respondents were naturalised citizens (89 percent) and male (82 percent).

-prepared by Aakash Mandyal of NewsGram and inputs from PTI.  Twitter: @Aakashsen6

 

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?