Growing up as a lonely, bullied kid in the 90s, I found solace in books, computers, and later, the online world. In my quest to find belonging, never quite fulfilled, I've been involved with various communities over the year. A biography in toots:
@jackerhack I know at least half a dozen people who keep multiple copies of fake Aadhaar cards with random names/addressed. Laminate a 300gsm paper, and most would accept those as legit IDs. Fake IDs for hotels/bars have never been easier for college kids.
Not too long ago, UIDAI deemed Aadhaar as just a number, and the card as just a printout acknowledging the number. The public really wanted a card though. Now they've even securitized it. UIDAI's wilful rejection of reality is mindboggling. https://www.indiatoday.in/trending-news/story/varanasi-shops-give-onions-on-loan-by-keeping-aadhaar-card-as-mortgage-1624063-2019-12-01
@firstname.lastname@example.org @ShankkarAiyar@twitter.com You know why Aadhaar's problems cannot be addressed? Because There Are No Problems™
@email@example.com claims the government overreacted when they kicked out 50,000 operators over one lone incident of credential sharing that @firstname.lastname@example.org apparently spun as a leak of a billion records.
Came to Delhi for the #StateofAadhaar2029 launch. Flabbergasted that @email@example.com is dismissing well established research on Aadhaar's problems as false, and that @ShankkarAiyar@twitter.com, who is moderating the panel, failed to call this out. So disappointed at the lack of honest discourse.
Listening to so many talks of caution on AI training at #anthillin, I'm reminded of this quote:
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, …
Blast from the past. Sid and @jackerhack shot using M6 with 50mm Nikkor LTM using Kodak PlusX.
Reddit wisdom: “did you know:
the word legendary come from the latin word "legere" meaning "to read"
so a legendary person is someone you read about.
meaning, to become literally legendary, all you need to do is get someone to write something about you”
4. We don't know what kind of other data this facial info is being linked to. We don't know what kind of info this data will be compared with from other external databases
5. Biometric info is a permanent username+password. Should not be used.
6. This is sensitive personal info. What kind of data security practices does Chaayos have in place?
. @Chaayos doing facial recognition instead of OTP. I took this video today.
1. No terms&conditions displayed
2. Consent isn't real when there's no opt out option
3. We don't know if chaayos will sell this data/gives itself the right to
Plain speaking by a retired judge. If only such concerns are acted on while judges are still in the court. https://m.hindustantimes.com/analysis/restoring-the-stature-of-the-supreme-court/story-5S5wTlwg9yo2hxWetboa1M_amp.html?__twitter_impression=true
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