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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 1:26 pm on January 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: AI, algorithms, Aniruddha Malpani, , Automobile, BioTech, Business Standard, Byju Raveendran, Byju's, , , children, CNBC, coding, , courses, curriculum, Data Analytics, development, , , , Google, , , K-Means Clustering, Karan Bajaj, learning, , Machine Learning, online scam, Pradeep Poonia, , Quora, R Madhavan, reddit, revenue, sales, Sarah Todd, scam, , Space Tech, SpaceTech, TechCrunch, , websites, WhiteHat Jr, ,   

    Byju’s & WhiteHat Jr – A Peek Inside India’s Education SCAM 

    WhiteHat Jr. is an education scam invented by an Indian scumbag named Karan Bajaj.
    From now henceforth we will refer to him as scumbag Karan.

    In 2020, WhiteHat Jr. was acquired by another Indian named Byju Raveendran.
    We will refer to him as scumbag Byju aka tutulputul the billionaire in this article.

    What is Byju’s? Byju’s is an educational scam invented by Mr tutulputul billionaire here to scam people.
    The Byju’s scampire is so big, that it has various subsidiaries, one of them being WhiteHat Jr.

    Now the following leaks are so sensitive, that Mr tutulputul billionaire has been suing everyone who exposes his scamducation empire.

    Byju the tutulputul billionaire has sued two critics named Pradeep Poonia and Aniruddha Malpani for an insane amount of money.

    So what’s wrong with WhiteHat Jr?
    Well, I checked the site and it’s a typical Indian coding website that interesting enough, shows curriculum package priced in British Pounds!
    £ 139 /Month (Price Per Class £ 17), for Advance Coding with Space Tech

    If you look at the linked document above, apparently, kids in grades 10 – 12 can learn stuff like K-Means clustering and Machine Learning: Regression.
    Now I’m no computer genius, but doesn’t this stuff sound like something that would be taught in Universities?

    The tag-line under “Applied Tech Curriculum” states “Build AI-ready applications in the field of SpaceTech, BioTech, and Automobile”.

    And the achievements under the “Advance Coding with Space Tech”, which, let’s not forget, is for kids in grades 10-12, are “Deep Learning Applications and Top 1% Silicon Valley Mentorship.”

    Meanwhile the achievements for the “Data Analytics Certification” are “Data Science – Predictive Analysis certificate and Space Tech”

    At the bottom of their page, I see this:

    About WhiteHat Jr
    Today, in the computer age, not all schools teach coding in early childhood resulting in a major gap in the requirements of the new world and our children’s skills. WhiteHat Jr introduces and prepares your kid from 6-18 years for this new coding world. They learn fundamentals of coding–logic, structure, sequence and algorithmic thinking–to generate creative outcomes like animations and apps. All classes are taught Live 1:1 Online in the comfort of your home by Top 1% selected teachers and subject matter experts.

    Coding For Kids
    Whether you are a student interested in the IT careers that you could explore with a coding qualification or just fascinated by the world of tech and coding courses, WhiteHat Jr offers a wide range of online coding courses that make coding accessible to kids and young teenagers. We’ve put together a simple guide to answer some of the most commonly asked questions from parents and prospective students to help you understand the basics of what our kids programming courses cover, whether they are right for your kids and how best to navigate them.

    Curious about what is involved in courses for coding for kids?
    We have developed kids programming courses that allow kids, teens, and young adults to learn how to code at all ages with proper coding classes and in an environment that works for them – Online. The courses offered by WhiteHat Jr are designed to teach kids to code with core programming skills, and then improve the proficiency of the kids coding languages. Our facilitators align digital literacy into coding courses, as required by the existing skills of the learners. Since our curriculum is developed by industry experts and the most important activity of teaching coding is done by top 1% selected teachers, learners get state of the art education through our propriety, creative activity based curriculum.

    Are coding classes for kids suitable?
    When you’re a parent exploring the possibilities that coding classes for kids can bring, you ‘re probably wondering whether coding courses will suit your child. The benefits of learning to code courses extend far beyond future job opportunities. WhiteHat Jr teaches coding for kids in programs designed to stimulate creativity, problem-solving skills, and academic performance overall. Over the longer term, online coding courses are a great way to train learners for an increasingly tech-oriented world.

    What will you learn in a coding course for kids?
    WhiteHat Jr’s coding courses are oriented towards coding and programming. You will learn:

    The essentials of coding: Logic, Structure, Sequence
    How to create Websites, Animations & Apps
    How to manipulate data using programming languages
    How to be a problem solver
    How technologies converse with each other
    Start to learn coding with us!
    If you are a motivated parent and passionate about technology and where it can lead you to, then Join now. If you or your child would like to find out more about the opportunities provided by our coding programs, explore the kids programming courses offered by WhiteHat Jr and consider enrolling for a free trial. Remember, no coding experience beforehand is required.

    I’m confused.
    Scumbag Byju the tutulputul billionaire has finally managed to confuse me!

    Are these courses for kids or for grown men?
    ‘Cause I just linked the curriculum above and that shit looks like a University curriculum!
    And if these kids can build “AI-ready applications in the field of SpaceTech, BioTech, and Automobile”, then me, all my homies and the entire global hackerspace is out of a job, forever.

    Oh I’m going all in on this one!
    I’m going to break down their website word-for-word.

    Whitehat Jr has been featured in CNBC TV18, YOUR STORY, TechCrunch, and Business Standard.
    Now you know which media not to trust.

    Now according to this news article, WhiteHat Jr has been shwing ads of a 12-year-old kid (or 13-year-old) named Wolf Gupta who learnt AI to get Rs 1.2 crore job. WHAT THE FUCK IS A CRORE?
    According to the internet, 1 crore is 10M.
    Indians need to stop using the word crore. It’s fucking confusing and annoying.
    Anyway, this kid here learnt AI and earns 12M rupees from Google.
    That’s like $164,592.
    Wowowowowow! Somebody’s getting paid more than an Apple engineer! And it just happens to be a 12 year old! LOL

    Here’s another article that goes into the details of similar ads by Mr tutulputul’s education scampire.

    Now according to this article, and this one, YouTube, LinkedIn, Reddit, Quora and Twitter have aided WhiteHat Jr in censoring critics and suspending their accounts multiple times.

    But guess what?
    Now the news has crossed the corporate borders and into the free internet.
    THIS IS THE ANARCHIST INTERNET!
    Youtube, Twitter, LinkedOut, Reddit and Quora have no power here!

    Now I checked a few news articles and I saw this:

    Like Poonia, Malpani was also restrained from making defamatory commentary against WhiteHat Jr and its employees by the Delhi High Court.

    Unfortunately, the New Dehli High Court has no jurisdiction over here. Billioniare Byjus tutulputul and his scumbag failed writer Bajaj will have to shove their restraining orders up their hairy buttholes.
    ‘Cause when I’m done with the formal investigation, I’m going to have a few words for their mommas and grandmas who ain’t got no teeth!

    There’s nothing I hate more than censorship, especially when it’s a corporate rich jackass silencing the truth!

    Here’s a video which shows one of WhiteHat Jr’s student scamming other students to enroll so they can win a free macbook!

    Here’s a video of a parent grilling a WhiteHat Jr salesman.
    From the video above, it looks like WhiteHat Jr website has changed some details.
    Perhaps that’s in response to all the criticism.

    Here’s a video of a clueless chef endorsing the Indian scamducation.

    Here’s an idiot endorsing WhiteHat Jr’s scam. They’ve posted multiple videos of this guy on their channel. Perhaps they figured out that he’s just as dumb as he played in the movie.

    WhiteHat Jr’s website advertizes the following about it’s teachers.

    Our Expert Coding Educators
    teacher-step
    Top 1% teachers selected by an industry leading 4-step teacher assessment process By top 1% of the early childhood coding experts
    WhiteHat Jr follows a rigorous 4-Step Selection Process for confirming teacher candidates so your kids are taught by the Top Early Childhood Coding Experts.

    Aaaaand here’s a video of one of these “expert coding instructors” who apparently makes up India’s top 1% teachers!

    If these are the kind of teachers who exist in India, it’s no wonder that the entire country runs on scams. ‘Cause the kids don’t learn jackshit in school. In order to survive, they join scammy companies to scam other people.

    Here’s a video revealing the work culture of Mr Byju’s tutulputul billionaire education scampire. This is the kind of work environment a new recuit has to face! In my opinion, the excellency of work culture is only established when the manager tells a new employee that he’s going to rip his asshole apart.

    Here’s another video of Byju’s manager insulting one of his scampire sales minion.

    Here’s another video in which both the manager and saleman are fighting for Mr Byju’s tutul putul education scam.
    The focus is only on REVENUE.
    The manager is frustrated because he’s also hearing from his superiors. He’s now taking his frustration out on his minion saleman and is almost on the verge of crying.
    He only wants NUMBERS. NUMBERS OF NAIVE INDIAN PARENTS WHO THEY SCAMMED. The company sets TARGETS for every saleman to achieve. The TARGETS is a FIXED NUMBER of Indian families who they have to call and scam until they enroll their poor kids into Byju’s education scam. The manager repeatedly says he only cares about REVENUE, nothing else.

    I’m just going to link these channels below. If anyone wants to spend more time looking into it.
    Pradeep Poonia 1.0

    Pradeep Poonia 3.0

    Okay!
    After a thorough review of WhiteHat Jr, Byju’s treatment of it’s employees and scumbag Karan’s attempt to censor the internet, where do I begin?

    I don’t want to begin.
    Doing this investigation brought my blood to a boiling point.
    So I’m going to end this one here, before billionaire Byju and scumbag Karan shit their pants and start crying like a bunch of lil bitches and classify this article as online bullying.
    I’m not going to insult their mommas, or their grandmommas; but I sure wish they’d swallowed that night. Hell, don’t you?

    I think this case study clearly shows the dangers of capitalism and the kind of shit that happens when corporate jackasses take over the education system.
    Is this the future Indians envision for their kids?
    No wonder every Indian dreams of getting the hell out that country. It’s a shithole. With shitty people who lack any morals or ethics to begin with. Oh they brag about religion or pretend to be religious, but this kind of stuff really shines the light into the Indian world.

    What I’d really like to know is if Billionaire Byju’s mom is goin’ to disown him after hearing all the crap her son’s been up to.
    Or if Kerry Bajaj would consider divorcing her scumbag husband who’s a disgrace to humanity.
    There’s a lot of spiritual bullshit on scumbag Bajaj’s website. His about page mentions “dharma” but his actions show that he’s adharma personified.
    Wait – I retract that. “My dharma is to be in business” – looks like this jackass knows jackshit about religion. He’s into business – the business of scamming innocent Indian parents and coercing them into signing up for the bullshit courses on WhiteHat Jr site where the teachers think the cloud is “imaginary” and data and information is stored in an “imaginary place”.

    Well, Karan Bajaj, this article is also imaginary since it’s stored in the “imaginary” cloud.
    I hope that’ll help you to sleep better.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:00 pm on July 10, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , activists, , experts, , , , reddit, , , , Telegram,   

    Wolf In A Sheep's Clothing: Privacy Experts Or Privacy Traitors? 

    Ever since Snowden’s revelations in 2013, there has been a surge in so-called privacy experts who have established their names in the privacy world.

    Who are these experts? Why would I listen to them? Why should I trust them?

    What I’ve noticed is that many of these so-called “experts” don’t follow the philosophy they preach to others. They just happen to have adequate knowledge about privacy but they don’t usually do anything for their own privacy.

    These are the privacy missionaries with Facebook accounts, Twitter accounts, Reddit accounts, Github accounts, LinkedIn accounts, Gmail accounts, YouTube accounts, Telegram accounts and so on.

    What the hell is a privacy-oriented individual doing on Facebook? Posting anti-Zuckerberg memes for likes?
    What are they doing on Twitter? What is Snowden doing on Twitter? Did he not know about GNU Social or Diaspora? Does he still not know about the Fediverse?

    Why do privacy activists still use Telegram? Do they not read the news? Do they have some secret anti-FSB powers that I don’t?

    I see these privacy activists and I hear what they are saying, but I’m not sure if they believe in their own words. Are they magically untouchable, whereas I’m not? Does Twitter not violate Edward Snowden’s privacy like the rest of it’s users?

    There’s this guy called TheHatedOne on YouTube, that posts privacy-oriented videos. Apparently he’s quite famous on Reddit as well. I haven’t watched his stuff. I browse YouTube every single day. But I haven’t watched this guy’s channel. I mean, why should I? He’s talking about privacy on the world’s most invasive platform. And I don’t think he’s making money either. Probably has a patreon or something like that.

    Why are these privacy experts using Twitter and YouTube? I thought about it. They have a message for the people. They want to inform and educate the people. It’s a noble cause.
    But if you want to make an impact on your audience, you’ll have to switch platforms some day. This is inevitable. People can only take you seriously for so long before they begin to have doubts on your authenticity. Show them how it’s done. Create a GNU Social account and make your regular posts there. Peertube has been around for over a year now. Post your videos on a peertube instance.

    Why does a large portion of the privacy community gather on Reddit? There have been alternatives for a while now. Why haven’t they made a switch?
    How much sense does it make, to discuss your methods of evading surveillance on the largest surveillance platform on the internet?
    Does the NSA, FBI, CIA, FSB, GHCQ not browse the /r/privacy subreddit? Is that it?
    Does Reddit not know the various methods used by a certain community of privacy enthusiasts to evade it’s tracking mechanisms?

    What’s the use of preaching about animal rights and veganism if, at the end of the day, I go home and have nice steak for dinner? Do animal rights not matter while I’m eating the steak?

    I’ve been thinking about this for quite a while now. I decided to type my thoughts on this matter, quite aware that there will be no change whatsoever. It’s just that the hypocrisy in the entire situation is quite intriguing. And it’s going to hurt the cause. You can’t expect to change the general population by constantly mingling with them and acting like them. You have to take a stand; stand out from the rest, do what’s right and show them how it’s done. Otherwise it’s just another show. I believe Hollywood has better actors.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 5:22 pm on May 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , mastodon, , reddit,   

    The Privacy Hyprocrisy 

    Does anyone find it odd when some privacy enthusiast keeps active profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit etc? Not just some anonymous profile but a real personal profile with true information.

    The Snowden era has spawned hundreds of such “privacy advocates” who have profiles on the mainstream social networks that they actively and primarily use for their online interaction.

    It occurred to me some time in 2016, when I joined Reddit to interact on the /r/privacy and similar subreddits, that I wasn’t helping the cause. Then I quit it.

    Sadly, there has never been a viable replacement for Reddit, and many privacy enthusiasts still flock over there. I still browse Reddit without an account to stay updated on the latest privacy trends.

    In contrast to all the “privacy gurus” on mainstream social media, I’ve come across random individuals on the Fediverse and privacy oriented social networks that have a great deal of knowledge on the subject and actually put it into practice. I’ve found these rare individuals to be disciplined and focused on preserving their online activities from the government and corporate surveillance net. And a discussion with them would have more impact than the hypocrites playing both sides.

    Actual privacy comes with a highly definitive threat model. The privacy celebrities don’t seem to have a convincing threat model; privacy to them is a hobby of sorts and something to brag about rather than put to practical use.

    On the same note, almost every privacy oriented service on the internet has accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit etc. While that may be understandable, given that these services need to marketed to the general public, so that they too can be educated and make changes, I’ve found that almost all the developers of these services, also have accounts on mainstream social media, and use these accounts for their personal as well as professional activities.

    It’s quite disheartening to see the developers of privacy services and networks, actively using the mainstream media. What kind of message does that convey to an intelligent regular person?

    This reminds of me of some memes showing Google Devs using Macbooks and iPhones at work.

     
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