When did @NandanNilekani replaced @dilipasbe ?
Accountability bypass repeating once again
An RTI initially filed with @MoHFW_INDIA to seek info. on Co-WIN app, was transferred to @GoI_MeitY
Info. sought: people and govt dept involved in creation of app; Audit measures that exist to check for misuse of the personal data etc
Reply by @GoI_MeitY: No info. is available
Because someone has taught them the way to 'hardcoding' fascism in code is far tougher to untangle than specifying in files https://twitter.com/logic/status/1221717072939376640
How do we know if any #Aadhaar biometric authentication call is #Auth / #eKYC ? From UIDAI's API documentation - 'wadh' parameter in PID block(where fingerprint is held) is the parameter that differentiates.
WADH should be empty for auth, filled for eKYC
But what happens you are one of those students under the age of 18 or those poor folks in rural India who have #Aadhaar as only ID Proof ?
The individual should still be provided option to create the health ID / not right ? That's what the policy above said no ?
Govt to generate unique health IDs for people giving Aadhaar for vaccination
https://web.archive.org/web/20210117080551/https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1686350 - Note the word - permission / not consent. Lets get back to this in a bit
The #CowinApp is at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cowinapp.app and #Maharashtra has already delayed vaccination by 2 days because of 'technical glitches' with the app https://theprint.in/india/governance/maharashtra-govt-suspends-covid-vaccination-drive-till-monday-citing-issues-in-co-win-app/586933/
https://www.cowin.gov.in/home - is the website and https://app.cowin.gov.in/home is the app backend for CoWIN beneficiary registration and AEFI management https://twitter.com/logic/status/1350694241886879744
So #COVID19Vaccination has its own app - tech infra management - #CoWIN.#Thread to keep a watch on this. It is *as* important or even more important than @SetuAarogya app Page 45 of https://web.archive.org/web/20210109215951/https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/COVID19VaccineOG111Chapter16.pdf CoVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN): The Digital Platform
After a decade of fights around complex scripts and slow correction process now @unicode has a new problem.
Emoji's and their cultural appropriation for fanatic interests is the new ground. both Unicode and platforms need a rigorous check on Implementations. Thanks @neintara.
In this feature for @logic_magazine I write about the cultural significance of the new temple emoji, how its form fits within revisionist methods …
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