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VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Facebook, Georgefloyddeath

We will all breathe for George Floyd. Except Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg

Those of us who can breathe, belong to a connected world without digital boundaries. Some of us are in anguish; some of us are feeling powerless, fearful or angry.

SCI-TECH

 |  5-minute read
Fake news, Social Media, Google, Twitter

Pulwama attack aftermath: Why it's a moment of reckoning for WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Google

Much has been theorised about how big tech and social media have disrupted societies across the world. The aftermath of Pulwama is this theory demonstrated in practice.

SCI-TECH

 |  6-minute read
Pixel tracking, Data Privacy, Google, Facebook

I now worry about every click I make because they are watching us

The internet remembers every click we make and then uses the information to define you and me.

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Messenger, Facebook, Play Store, Google

India becomes world's largest downloader of Android apps, biggest online streamer globally

India has witnessed 165% growth in app downloads across iOS and Android devices in the last two years. What's driving this, and who's benefitting?

VOICES

 |  Below The Belt  |  6-minute read
Beauty standards, Physical Beauty, Facebook, Tenyearchallenge

Women need to ask themselves who they were ten years ago, not how they looked

Instead of talking about how they overcame PCOS, depression or domestic violence, the latest social media trend is making women look back at their old hairstyles or lip colour. That is only one reason why I am staying out of the #tenyearchallenge.

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Data Privacy, 10yearchallenge, Facial recognition, Instagram

Are Facebook and Instagram manipulating you with the #10YearChallenge?

Hang on! Is Facebook collecting data for a facial recognition system that it's developing? This is something you should know, before posting pictures of you ten years ago to now.

LIFE

 |  5-minute read
Facebook, Health, Pox parties, Vaccination

Taking the kids to a 'pox party': Welcome to new-age American parenting. It's not pretty

Some parents in Colorado refuse to believe in vaccines and are bringing their healthy kids deliberately in contact with a child who has chickenpox. The move, ostensibly for the welfare of the child, is beyond stupid. It's sinister.

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Data Privacy, Smartphone, Facebook, Google

Are some Android apps sharing unauthorised user data with Facebook?

From location data to information on sexual orientation, religious beliefs and health status, tech giants are gathering a great amount of sensitive knowledge about their users. That's us.

SCI-TECH

 |  5-minute read
Privacy, Aadhaar, Facebook, Cryptocurrency

Year in rewind: Biggest stories from the world of tech in 2018

From cryptocurrency collapse to Elon Musk losing the plot, here's everything important that happened in 2018.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat

The cocktail of 'snap chatting' with a shot glass is to be wary of, says new study

The two new addictions roiling students - binge drinking and social media fixation. What happens when the twain meet?