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
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
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
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 …
I came across a UPI scam operating via @Facebook Ads.
An ad points to http://phoneempee.xyz and that points to UPI app with a collect request for Rs 1999.
What is Facebook's process of allowing unsafe ads like this ?
Tracking the #scam utilizing the brand name and logos of 'Envestnet'. The investigation unveiled the hidden Chinese links to the scam. Read more: https://www.manoramaonline.com/news/only-in-manorama-online/2021/01/15/investigation-on-envestnet-logo-scam.html #Manorama
From English Version
http://www.niyamasabha.org/codes/14kla/session_22/Budget%20Speech%202021%20(English).pdf via @policychettan
Kerala FM @drthomasisaac in today's Budget speech announced state will modify Kerala Money Lending Act to address issues created by #KillerLoanApps in consultation with law department.
I wrote to FM on Jan 3 requesting this.
And without aadhaar You can't create a user account in Edistrict Portal .
Online RTI application support from edistrict portal supports only few specific departments.
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