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Pseudogeek | Free(dom) code, தமிழ், #CashlessConsumer, #DigitalPayments, #opendata fanboy, #publictransit #GovTech @logic@freeradical.zone | Not @Logic301
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Apr 28 16 tweets 6 min read
Lets take a moment on how billionaires have publicist who seasonally write profile stories masquerading as news / opinions for years together. A thread 🧵 on @/SarithaRai articles on @/NandanNilekani

After all - If Nandan wants you to read his publicist's piece, why just one? bbc.com/news/world-asi… 6 June 2012 - Why India's identity scheme is groundbreaking

#AadhaarPR
Apr 27 4 tweets 3 min read
#UPI #AppUpdate Samsung Pay play.google.com/store/apps/det… Minor bug fixes and improvements in the app... #UPI #AppUpdate Payzapp - UPI & Bill Payments play.google.com/store/apps/det… Bug Fixes and Enhancements....
Apr 9 14 tweets 8 min read
#AadhaarScam - Was it the telcos / #AadhaarEcosystem who got benefited OR both - at the cost individuals - Lets dig deeper How much is the revenue loss determined by CAG?
1. 637 Crore eKYC x ₹ 20 = ₹ 12740 Crores
2. 2491 authentication x ₹ 0.5 = ₹ 1245.5 Crores

₹ 13985.5 Crores - revenue loss due to non-fixation of price. UIDAI made a "concious" decision to forego the revenue, without any trail ImageImageImage
Mar 11 12 tweets 7 min read
Enable bank UPI with #Aadhaar OTP
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/90… . This is a frankenstein monster, under the garb of supporting UPI123Pay / feature phone #UPI support and is compromising security risk for a majority of users. Lets understand in a #Thread

cc @suchetadalal @dilipasbe This week @RBI launched #UPI123Pay aka a set of options to support #UPI on feature phone
rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_Pre…

UPI PIN in addition to device binding constitute the 2 factors of authentication. As any #UPI user would know, (re)setting #UPI PIN requires debit card authentication
Sep 2, 2021 17 tweets 2 min read
One record for all financial assets of individual - This is hell RBI is taking us. Eliminate paper trails - They are not even cryptic about it anymore
Aug 1, 2021 17 tweets 15 min read
#eRUPI #UPI Vouchers for benefits is a radical departure from #DBT. Purpose and person aware #G2P payments are here. #SaveOurPrivacy en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ration_st… is digitized food stamps, but crucial digitization difference is it converts a bearer instrument like stamp / coupon into a person / purpose specific instrument, embedding automatic data emission about beneficiary upon use.
Jul 5, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Nandan Nilekani To Join Government Panel To Curb Digital Monopolies ndtv.com/india-news/nan… via @ndtv

Irony just got its jab and #CoWIN certificate How many digital monopolies were built by Nandan
Jul 5, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
Are these countries also importing vaccines from India? Is #CoWIN being bundled here for vaccine access in the name of demand management tech? cc @anivar @asdofindia Vietnam - e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hai-…
Jun 30, 2021 26 tweets 21 min read
TN PDS defaced (and data breached?) theweek.in/news/india/202…

- @nanduhari of @technisanct The site was under 'maintenance' on Jun 27. Tweet report by DMK IT Wing person.
May 30, 2021 23 tweets 15 min read
Draft Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Regulations, 2021 - uidai.gov.in/images/Draft_A…

Draft put for consultation 'silently' by @UIDAI on May 20, 2021 and closing by June 2, 2021.

Some highlights on thread.

@SFLCin @internetfreedom @nixxin The proposed regulations will supersede the Aadhaar (Authentication) Regulations, 2016 uidai.gov.in/images/regulat…

Context : This is the regulation relating to Authentication coming after #Aadhaar Amendments and the Aadhaar Good Governance Rules 2020
May 11, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
From one-stop shop to no-stop shop: An e-government stage model sciencedirect.com/science/articl… Proactive service delivery means that the government delivers a service to a citizen when a life event occurs, without the citizen having to request the service.
May 11, 2021 4 tweets 5 min read
Conceptual diagram of "State Family Database" Platform in proposed @TNeGA_Official RFP released by previous #ADMK government. Such privacy violating centralized databases destroy self respect of people and deny fundamental right to privacy. 1/ Conceptual diagram of SFDB ... Request @ManoMLA @mkstalin initiate public consultation before proceeding with anti-people database projects initiated by previous regime. #SaveOurPrivacy #ScrapSFDB cc @WriterRavikumar @sindhan @SundarrajanG
May 11, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
A responsible opposition will highlight how government got taken for ride by agenda driven think tanks which when failed - point fingers about 'responsible opposition'.

Own up your failures - Billionaire funded think tanks Own your mess up on tech-fetishness - You wanted Aadhaar based vaccination - while reality is - a much 'liberal' CoWIN that accomodates all IDs is spectacularly failing. ?
May 10, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
CAG has "External members" in Audit Advisory Board - Nandan Nilekani (and some of his colleagues) were in 9th Audit advisory board - 10th Audit Advisory board is here - Nandan is not there, but do you spot the problem? Image
May 9, 2021 8 tweets 6 min read
Unpopular opinion-We did terrible #AEFI-because #CoWIN was reduced to Aadhaar , facial recognition, vaccination certificates, APIs and what not - forgetting primary purpose was #AEFI management. Leave your hate for Prof, "Correlation is not Causation", think about the problem. 1/ The scale of #AEFI *from social media* is collated under #VAERS_India - by @bulletmanV

A proper #AEFI management would have meant - feedback loops to vaccine research, *that* much less loss of lives. Keep your *no questions on vaccines* koolaid at home FFS.
Apr 25, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
Apr 25, 2021 8 tweets 6 min read
Apr 21, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
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Tracking the evolution of #CoWIN from message string differences. Did you know if you have a name longer than 50 characters, you can't get vaccinated ? cc @internetfreedom @SFLCin #VaccinationForAll Image Report AEFI is no longer available in self service app, possibly moved out to vaccinator app. One could still 'report' though. Image
Apr 16, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
WTF is this @ncert ? Why is this in Class X student to learn while "Understanding Economic Development"?

cc @tractor2twitrr #FarmersProtest diksha.gov.in/play/collectio… - See for yourself
Apr 15, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
#KillerLoanApps - #Update - the fraudsters are *really* trying very hard to stay afloat.

Lets look at what #LoanBaba is doing.

First of all - @GooglePlay updated policy is humbug - play.google.com/store/apps/det… - They managed to get their app listed and got ~3 lakh installs Their site loanbaba.top now has more information - a widget to calculate loan disbursement / repayment, E-Sign is prominently advertised and even NBFC license certificate of GOYAL Associates loanbaba.top/public/images/…
Feb 13, 2021 8 tweets 7 min read
Latest MLM #Fraud that is currently hot. @Cyberdost @CyberCrimeshyd @CyberCrimePSCyb
Shared Economy/Shared Power is the name
1. spbdd.com
2. mipower.in

@cpcybd recently bursted #SharedBk / Shared Bike - following same MLM model newsmeter.in/crime/shared-b… koodous.com/apks/355a6542d… - MiPower App - claiming to be subsidiary of @XiaomiIndia