Accountability bypass repeating once again
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RT @thelegalsquad
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
twitter.com/thelegalsquad/stat

RT @logic
The mandatory is coming via @digilocker_ind. Also all of this happening without a in place.

RT @SFLCin
The Standing Committee on IT this Thursday will seek evidence from @Facebook, @Twitter, & @GoI_MeitY on the subject of: “Safeguarding citizens’ rights & prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms including special emphasis on women security in the digital space”.

RT @logic
This is not to say - don't get vaccinated. By all means do - but care about the your and others' personal health data now longitudinally collected WITHOUT your consent to create the by when there is no . Let that sink in. #

RT @logic
Why does @MoHFW_INDIA not give option to people not to create and 'hardcodes' wadh to make every authentication ?

Because someone has taught them the way to 'hardcoding' fascism in code is far tougher to untangle than specifying in files twitter.com/logic/status/12217

RT @logic
When you reverse the you will see wadh parameter is 'hardcoded'.So @MoHFW_INDIA is doing instead of plain authentication.This also is a mass bulk subsidy to @UIDAI which gets tax free money for each eKYC. MoHFW now has your data in & can create

RT @logic
How do we know if any biometric authentication call is / ? 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
uidai.gov.in/images/resource/a

RT @logic
When you share as a proof - the app (available with vaccine administrators) - will perform biometric authentication (Also most of the said section of population might not have mobile phones as well) ... But is it doing biometric authentication (Yes/No) OR eKYC?

RT @logic
The app description says - Authentication is to ensure de-duplication.

If you have forgot Aadhaar lingo -
Authentication - gives only Yes / No response based on biometric / OTP / demographic input.
- A copy of your personal data in is shared to app

RT @logic
But what happens you are one of those students under the age of 18 or those poor folks in rural India who have 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 ?

RT @logic
The said policy mentions "Voluntary" use of Aadhaar for creation of Health ID. Assuming this is the privacy policy of the app and going by various other communication from @MoHFW_INDIA - Aadhaar is one of the ID and not the only ID for vaccination.

RT @logic
Back to the app - The of the is ndhm.gov.in/health_management_ - Why is Privacy policy of Vaccination app linked to national digital health missions' health data management policy ?

RT @logic
Govt to generate unique health IDs for people giving Aadhaar for vaccination
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ar

RT @logic
So has its own app - tech infra management - . to keep a watch on this. It is *as* important or even more important than @SetuAarogya app Page 45 of web.archive.org/web/2021010921 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.
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RT @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 …
twitter.com/neintara/status/13

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