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(1/16) "The poor are the guinea pigs for immature financial technologies"

Jean Drèze on the Airtel-Aadhaar scam, Aadhaar Payment Bridges System, 'LALA' rules & the resulting havoc on fragile lives of the poor.

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telegraphindia.com/opinion/done-b…

#Pensions #AadhaarFail #Airtel
(2/16) Vimla Devi from Murhu Jharkhand explains how she has been running pillar to post to find out about her pensions. She last received them in Sept. 2017.

(3/16) A team from @rozi_roti, when investigating the issue, find out that the money is being sent to an Airtel payment account that Vimla knew nothing about. Here is proof of the same.

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(1/11) @rssharma3, Twitterati has already had a hearty meal of this but in case you haven't followed, contrary to all you Aadhaar Uncles' claims of curbing (all sorts of obscure) fraud, Aadhaar has instead enabled many kinds of fraud. #AadhaarFail
(2/11) What if you find that your Aadhaar number is linked to a bank a/c without consent?

Certainly happened with Mr. Kulkarni. He was lucky it was his own account. What if yours get linked to an account used for unscrupulous activities? #AadhaarFail

mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/cover-s…
(3/11) What if your loan application gets rejected because a loan in your name was drawn and defaulted on, all without your consent? Sure happened to Mr. Thakur from Bhopal. #AadhaarFail

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/ma…
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Questions to NN following from @virsanghvi interview: NN(@2.30) "I wrote to the Prime minister about privacy in 2010" - would be kinda nice to see what exactly was said. Can he release that correspondence?
NN@2.45: "I went back to being a good guy in the last few months" (we dispute this self-certification)..."people have realized that there are lots of things happening in the world which were far more pernicious".
No, NN. ...2/n
Aadhaar is as bad as China's social crediting system which at least is happening in a country which no many think of as a real democracy.
NN@2.48 still maintains that "In the Aadhaar design, Aadhaar was designed not to collect data". Wow. 3/n
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13 deaths in jharkhand since September 2013
Premani Kunwar was one of them
Several of these deaths were due to Aadhaar related disruptions in ration and pension delivery
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Chillingly, the 10 stages of #Aadhaar : India's enforced biometric ID.
#1. Classification: People are divided into 2 groups. Those who have #Aadhaar (the good people). And those who don't have Aadhaar (the bad people). We don't have this classification for any other ID in India.
#2 People are forced to self identify using #Aadhaar as a single centralized biometric ID, for everywhere they do, everything they have. It's linked to birth, death, marriage, ration, pension, bank, property, school, online shopping, app cab. This happens ONLY in a fascist state
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*Aadhaar Propaganda Lives OK: CGD’s fishy blog*

The most recent CGD (@CGDev) blogpost on Aadhaar has prompted a few questions.

Thread (1/17) #AadhaarFail

2/17: What credibility does lead author @AlanHGelb, who was party to fabrication of the oft-cited $11 billion Aadhaar savings figure for the World Development Report 2016, have on this issue?

The bogus figure originated in the spotlight co-authored by Gelb. See images.
3/17: To understand just how and why the $11billion savings figure was cooked up, and how audacious post-hoc calculations were fabricated to justify the number, please read this post by Drèze & Khera.

In short, it was all just made up. Entirely.

blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-commentary/…
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indiatoday.in/magazine/cover…

"Aadhaar, A Double Whammy" by Reetika Khera

#AadhaarFail 1/6
"In the final hearings on the Aadhaar project in the Supreme Court, the Attorney General's main (perhaps only) line of defence is that the court must 'balance' the right to life of millions, which he claims is guaranteed by Aadhaar, with the right to privacy." 2/6
Says even were to grant (for the sake of argument) that Aadhaar enables in delivering welfare and admit that a trade-off b/w right to life and right to privacy exists in the case of Aaadhaar, J Chandrachud's privacy judgement was a resounding rejection of such a proposition. 3/6
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There is nothing surprising. The very same method of finger print faking was demonstrated ere the Parliamentary Standing Committee that studied #Aadhar in 2011. @UIDAI knew this is possible. Biometrics is the least secure password of all (1/n)
#DestroyTheAadhaar
Nobody with minimum understanding of / concern about security or privacy would plan a project like this.
#AadhaarFail
(2/n)
and all those in power who decided to implement such a dangerous project like #Aadhaar , without any study or cost benfit analysis should be held accountable.
(4/n)
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#Aadhaar Infosec techniques, privacy protection design and mechanisms explained visually. 1/n

#AadhaarFail

1. Privacy protection mechanism
2. Key management and access usage procedure
3. Threat management technique
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One important thing about Aadhaar or any centralized system,particularly connected to money, which I have not said so far, is how it completely destroys any security by obscurity which we have enjoyed so far. Take the example of mobile OTP.
Aadhaar uses SMS One Time Password (OTP) to secure Aadhaar transactions. But we have seen how process to update mobile for Aadhaar itself is hopeless destroy-the-aadhaar.blogspot.in/2017/12/regist…
It is hopeless in terms of security as well as frustrations experienced by the user. Some of the security risks can be fixed if UIDAI is more transparent about the process, as we have seen in that article. Some frustrations also may reduced if Aadhaar centres more nearby. But...
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Hi @UIDAI 👋! Do I have to explain you how real #Android developers are working?

On his official #Playstore account. @UDAI published today an app called "NewTest" with blank screenshot and testingtestingtesting[...] as description 🤦‍♂️

#AadhaarFail
They also have a 3rd app called "testBeta (Unreleased)" 🤦‍♂️. Yes, they called an "Unreleased" an app released on the PlayStore 🤦‍♂️...

@UIDAI maybe your interns can read this link support.google.com/googleplay/and… to know how to set up an alpha/beta tests...
Regarding how they used their #PlayStore account, I'm pretty sure they are unable to update the official #Aadhaar #android app because they lost the release key. Please @UIDAI, show me I'm wrong
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In Delhi a 11 month old girl died because the hospital refused to treat her without an #Aadhaar card.

#AadhaarFemicide
#AadhaarWarOnWomen
#AadhaarKills
#DestroyTheAadhaar

amarujala.com/amp/delhi-ncr/…
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In Chandigarh, a woman was refused #abortion because she did not have an Aadhaar. She sought a back alley abortion and suffered extreme bleeding and complications.

#AadhaarWarOnWomen

#AadhaarFemicide

#AadhaarKills

#DestroyTheAadhaar

dnaindia.com/india/report-a…
3/n. HIV+ women in India have stopped their treatment as hospitals demand the biometric Aadhaar. The women fear loss of anonymity & social stigma on them and their families. newindianexpress.com/states/karnata…

#AadhaarWarOnWomen
#AadhaarFemicide
#AadhaarKills
#DestroyTheAadhaar
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1/ From 2000 to 2002, I traveled across India studying toymakers who made and sold their wares on the streets. #Entrepreneurship of the poor
2/ How these men and women used their creative impulse to survive grinding poverty made me feel great respect for the #UnorganisedSector.
3/ I found among toymakers and street vendors the best qualities of what is expected from citizens - live & let live, truly #SecularSharing
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Still believe #Aadhaar is good for #welfare? Here's why it's not. Glimpses from a recent PDS- Aadhaar Survey in Jharkhand /0

#AadhaarFail
Olasi Hansda*, a widow, cannot walk, hence cannot authenticate herself = No grains since Jan. /1

#AadhaarFail
Fingerprints do not match for Jainathram = No grains since Sept. 2016 /2

#AadhaarFail
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