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It has been found that official websites of Government of Goa directly links to a fake #Aadhaar site hosting porn. Both the websites are managed by an obscure company Terasoft Technologies HQ in Ahmedabad with branches in Delhi and Belgium. Cc @fs0c131y
greatgameindia.com/goa-govt-websi…
The fake #Aadhaar porn website is linked to the Aadhaar image at the bottom section of both the official #Goa Govt sites, which should be pointing to the official Aadhaar website.

greatgameindia.com/goa-govt-websi…
The fake #Aadhaar Card Uidai website registration details found the Registrant contact to be in #Kiev, #Ukraine and the site itself registered in July 2019.

greatgameindia.com/goa-govt-websi…
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The #HudumaNamba case is back in court for a final day of hearings today - oral highlighting of the final submissions of both petitioners and respondents

Proceedings are scheduled to begin at 10am
@thekhrc @HakiKNCHR @Haki_na_Sheria @HakiCentre @katibainstitute @lawyershubkenya @CEMIRIDE_KE @MUHURIkenya @StrathCIPIT @AmnestyKenya The judges have entered the courtroom and today's proceedings on #HudumaNamba & #NIIMS are now beginning
@thekhrc @HakiKNCHR @Haki_na_Sheria @HakiCentre @katibainstitute @lawyershubkenya @CEMIRIDE_KE @MUHURIkenya @StrathCIPIT @AmnestyKenya Before the oral highlighting begins, the judges are confirming two issues - (1) that the court has all the submissions that have been filed (initial & supplementary submissions) & (2) how we will proceed for the highlighting

#HudumaNamba
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As a small biz, we anticipated this stupidity months ago and reworked our entire supply chain by withholding payment to the tune of 30% for vendors on our supply chain till they file their returns.

Needless to say, many went out of business.

economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/gst/…
Remember that the govt *allows quarterly filing* of GSTR-1. This means that we can't claim Credit until the quarterly GSTR-1 is filed by the counter party, even though goods has been paid for, delivered and transaction is complete.

Now the impact of this move is devastating.
To the quarterly filers of course. Because even though they may be regular filers, the other party can't take credit. The cash flow implications for everyone in the chain will be -ve, except for the govt.

That is the whole intent here.
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1. Nous sommes passé de « Belle pièce de désinformation » à « ce qui me gêne dans cet article »... Ce n’est pas sérieux, surtout quand on est VP de la @cnnum.

Reprenons un peu les faits et débattons lieu de dire des bêtises
2. A aucun moment l’article ne dit ou n’induit ça. Relisez le. Oui la France est une des premières à mettre en place ce type de système en Europe. Oui ça déclenche des peurs qui doivent être entendu. Non ce n’est pas obligatoire. Mais...
3. Aujourd’hui, l’utilisation d’#Alicem va se limiter à un ensemble de service de l’état et sera volontaire. Mais demain? M @babgi, je vous invite à étudier le modèle de l’identité numérique Indien appelé #Aadhaar.
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livemint.com/companies/peop…
India took 3 big productivity leaps: Nilekani

Lets do a statement by statement break down the PR lies that never get questioned. (Oh livemint didn't note that he is their minority shareholder)
Nilekani said that Aadhaar-based identification gave a boost to the government’s financial inclusion plan

Fact Check :- Besides exclusion, fraud, Reliance on #Aadhaar and #AePS instead of cards is actually denying poor their DBT money put by govt
"The roll-out of Aadhaar, the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), and account aggregators"

AA is not yet rolled out, because we don't have a privacy law in place.
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This time last year, we were anxiously waiting for the Supreme Court's Constitution Bench to pronounce the #AadhaarJudgment. We were hopeful, we were worried, but we think we were prepared. #Aadhaar wasn't - isn't - going away so easily. The govt has continued pushing #Aadhaar...
..and so we need to keep talking about #Aadhaar, we need to mark this "anniversary" of the #AadhaarJudgment as a day we were reminded of how uphill the struggle for rights is. @aamvakil and @godavar tell us where we stand and what we are still fighting
nationalheraldindia.com/opinion/rethin…
The #AadhaarJudgment failed to account for the "tragedy of errors" that #Aadhaar is. Dr. Reetika Khera spelled out all the errors in this piece #ReUp @roadscholarz

epw.in/engage/article…
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The #NIIMS hearing starts up again with @waikwawanyoike re-examining @iam_anandv
@waikwawanyoike @iam_anandv Waikwa is establishing Anand's area of expertise in data, #DigitalID & cybersecurity. This morning the Respondents had tried to challende @iam_anandv credentials
@waikwawanyoike @iam_anandv @waikwawanyoike "why did you say the law should come before technology?" - @iam_anandv "the objectives of tech projects change over time. A tech project can optimize goals which are not aligned with rights"
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1. Dans l'application Android #Alicem, la solution d'identité numérique Française aka "The French #Aadhaar", on trouve un système de démo de @Gemalto appelé "Utopia eGovernment Services". En plus, d'avoir un nom "inopportun", il possède un petit pb de sécurité
2. En faisant crasher leur service on peut voir qu'ils utilisent Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M9. #Alicem
3. Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M9 est loin d'être la dernière version, la version actuelle étant 9.0.26. D'après le changelog disponible sur le site d'Apache, elle date du 2016-07-12: tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-9.0-doc…
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1. Two days ago, I started a new game called #AadhaarSafari. The game is simple. Find #Aadhaar cards available publicly. You receive bonus point if the cards are stored on a governmental website. Ofc, everyone can play, feel free to send me your findings by DM.
2. The goal of this game is remove these #Aadhaar cards from the public Internet and raise awareness around the need of protecting such personal documents. The goal is not to publish personal user data #AadhaarSafari
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The French #Aadhaar is called Alicem and is under testing since June 2019… interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-a…
Le paragraphe sur les données et une blague à lui tout seul: « aucune donnée biométrique ne peut être partagée » et juste après « La vidéo de reconnaissance faciale [...] est effacée immédiatement après la vérification »
@Place_Beauvau ma tête est une donnée biométrique...
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1 hour left! My talk « History if the worst #Android app ever: mAadhaar » is at 10am at the @AppSecVillage of #Defcon!

I will talk about #India, #Aadhaar, #Android app, #Frida and #disclosure
Ofc I’ll share the link when I have it
Oops I tagged the wrong handle it’s @AppSec_Village
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Hello humans! Settle down as I summarise for you the #WhatsApptraceability case that will potentially set a global precedent for how governments approach encrypted communication. I have been reporting on it for @medianama

bit.ly/2ZETpi5
It all started with @AntonyRubin's PIL to link Aadhaar and social media accounts. bit.ly/2LqkDpl

The latest: I spoke to IIT Madras's Dr Kamakoti about the submissions he has made to Madras HC. bit.ly/2KA4tqj
Kamakoti is very clear: "WhatsApp remains the same. Their end-to-end encryption remains the same. There’s nothing that we want to change. There’s nothing that warrants the change."
BUT
traceability is also important to prevent social harm, scams bit.ly/2KA4tqj
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As per chatter in high-level bureaucratic circles GoI is in talks with foreign multinational corporations for development of Srinagar-Jammu Industrial Corridor, including Chinese ones. A major Kashmir Development Summit slated to be organised soon with global investors lined-up.
Meanwhile discussions are also underway for a possible deployment of American missiles in Kashmir - possibly Ladakh. The move already rejected by Australians.

Washington withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces INF Treaty, the sametime military was deployed in Kashmir
Both Australia and South Korea have categorically rejected US demand for the deployment of American ground-based missiles on their soil.

Hence, India is on the cards now.
#Article370

thediplomat.com/2019/08/austra…
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There was a super insightful fireside chat with @vkhosla and @NandanNilekani, moderated by @sharads, yesterday in Bangalore. My notes. Long thread.
@vkhosla: I have this fear that you can grow old when you retire, not retire when you grow old. So I hope I never retire. As long as you have interesting problems to work on, there's nothing more exciting to do than work on that.
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Thread: Some interesting tech stories I read today. #TechDB /2

💰 India's #fintech investments fell by 50% to 300 million in H1 2019, according to KPMG
tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/startups/…
♎️ #Libra has to prove itself by winning in India says, @huwsteenis. India is Facebook's largest market, it has cracked identity via #Aadhaar, has a large remittances market, hugely competitive & against cryptocurrencies
ft.com/content/5c77d4…
💉One year on, Congo hasn't found an answer to #Ebola outbreak. It's not about science but people. There is a vaccine. But half the people in the zone don't believe Ebola exists and they don't trust aid workers #podcast 🎙️stitcher.com/s?eid=62940100
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So the classified operation is for the construction of a new “Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility" #SCIF at Davison Army Airfield handled by the 12th Aviation Battalion.
Unlike the 13 feet wall securing #Aadhaar database, #SCIF is an ultra-secure facility that allow its occupants to handle classified material without concern for electronic eavesdropping or other interception - built 20 miles from Washington DC for secure exchange of information.
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@nsitharaman
Opens up bonanza for black money & fake GST credits as she allows use of uncertified, unverified and unaudited #Aadhaar
In place of PERMANENT Account Numbers.

At least 58 crore Aadhaar are suspected to be benami to facilitate black economy.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india…
The #Aadhaar doesn't identify anyone, is useless to do authentication for identification, doesn't take any responsibility.

The UIDAI doesn't even know the source or authenticity of the demographic and biometric data associated with an Aadhaar.
indianexpress.com/article/opinio…
Use of #Aadhaar for financial transactions scales black money and money laundering to dizzying heights. Aadhaar set to make India into the black money capital of the world.

sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/7629-d…
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#UnionBudget2019 you can watch here live
@nsitharaman Finance minister speaks in English. So no gripe about the budget being delivered in Hindi for non Hindi speaking people.
1. 2014ல் 1.85 டிரில்லியன் அமெரிக்க டாலரில் இருந்த இந்திய பொருளாதாரம் 2.7 ட்ரில்லியன் அமெரிக்க டாலரை அடைந்துள்ளது. அடுத்த ஐந்தாண்டுகளில் 5 trillion டாலர்களை அடைவோம் என்பது உறுதி. இந்த வருடமே நம் பொருளாதாரம் 3 ட்ரில்லியன் டாலரை அடைந்திருக்கும்.
2. பாரத் மாலா, சாகர் மாலா, UDAN திட்டங்கள் கிராமங்களை நகர்ப்புறங்களுடன் இணைப்பதற்காகவும், போக்குவரத்துத் துறையை பலப்படுத்துவதற்காகவும் உருவாக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.
3. சுற்று சூழலை பாதுகாக்க, சரியாக முறைகளை கையாள கொள்கை முடிவுகளும் செயல்திட்டங்களும் எடுக்கப்படும்.
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Clear risks of government 'abusing' biometric databases, says UK's Biometric Commissioner.

#DestroyTheAadhaar
news.sky.com/story/clear-ri…
"Under an agreement signed in 2018, the two agencies will share biometric data of individuals registered in each of their systems."

"By late 2019, IOM and WFP plan to have exchanged data for more than 700,000 people across the country."

africanews.com/2019/06/27/int…
"while passengers may be able to opt out of scans for now, this seems unlikely to be an option in just a few short years."

"Govts are aware that it takes only small steps to desensitize citizens to technologies that can erode their freedom & liberties."
businesstravelnews.com/Technology/Fac…
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The issue has been fixed. It’s time to explain the details. Follow me in this thread! 1/
Two days ago, searching "apagrisnet.gov.in kr ext:pdf" on Google returned a lot of PDFs with juicy data. 2/
All these PDFs, hosted on an #Indian governmental website, contained the personal data of thousands of farmers:
- Name
- Father name
- Phone number
- Address
- Caste
- #Aadhaar number
- …

3/
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1/ J'ai eu le plaisir de m'entretenir avec un membre de l'équipe de @cedric_o récemment. J'ai fait part de mon expérience sur l'équivalent Indien #Aadhaar. Nous avons également évoqué les craintes et les problèmes liés à un tel projet.
2/ Le cabinet du Ministre est à l’écoute et est conscient des risques, ce qui est déjà une bonne chose. J’espère que mes remarques seront prise en compte et que l’Etat écoutera et utilisera les compétences des experts en la matière
3/ Après avoir vu de l’intérieur l’échec monumental qu’est Aadhaar, je souhaite de tout cœur que l’état Français fasse preuve de cohérence sur un sujet de ce type. Apprenons des erreurs de nos voisins!
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Whew! So many sleepless nights to respond to the governments pathetic counter to our Aadhaar writ petition. Seeking damages for breach of privacy. Our rejoinder came to 162 pages! To respond to each repetitive long winded point of the govt! Ironical that we call this a "Brief"!
1. All the government says in nearly 200 paras of theirs is that their "security" systems are "robust". And that breaches have not been proved. The same thing. Over and over again. Ad nauseam. And that the SC in Puttuswamy already decided the issue.
2. This, when the SC itself in Puttuswamy clearly makes a reference to my writ petition in the Delhi high court and says that they are leaving this issue open.
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New Release: A digital edition of collected work from this semester. Featuring critical investigations on Surveillance, Privacy, and Power from @parsonsdesign @thenewschool students exploring Dark Architecture, Data Exhaust, and the Quantified Self.
mfadt.parsons.edu/darkdata
Part 1: “By nature, the architecture of visual and digital surveillance is a black-box.” On #DarkPatterns, FB’s privacy policy, true confessions of SalesForce workers, privacy’s gender bias, and potential abuse of #aadhaar biometric data.
From #DarkData
mfadt.parsons.edu/darkdata/darka…
Part 2. “If the 20th Century was the fossil fuel era, the 21st century is the era of data; data has replaced oil as the commodity that drives the economy.” On visualizing cookies, the digital afterlife, being extremely online, and surrendering to Google.
mfadt.parsons.edu/darkdata/digit…
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We believe those responsible for governing the #Aadhaar scheme need to be held accountable for the mounting exclusions, the continuing data breaches and security lapses, and not least for violating SC orders time and time again. #PeoplesAgenda2019
Our manifesto of demands includes:

1. Revoke the Aadhaar (and other Laws) Amendment Ordinance, 2019.

2. Repeal the illegally-enacted Aadhaar Act, and launch a public consultation on the future of the Aadhaar scheme.

#PeoplesAgenda2019
3. Immediately halt Aadhaar enrolment, update & authentication activities, and launch a full public audit of the UIDAI, its partners & contractors.

#PeoplesAgenda2019
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