Javed Anwer
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Tech editor at http://www.indiatoday.in . I review stuff. and occasionally write at http://www.dailyo.in . can speak intelese. usual disclaimers apply.

SCI-TECH

 |   6-minute read

Indian ban on Twitter? Why Jack Dorsey or Twitter probably don't give a tweet

Losing access to the Indian market may not turn out to be a big deal for Twitter.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Mark Zuckerberg did not ban Trump to save democracy, he banned him to save Facebook

For years, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook turned a blind eye to everything the ultra-right and Trumpists did on the platform. All in the name of free speech.

VARIETY

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Aarogya Setu is similar to Chinese tracking app. For a democracy, it is too close for comfort

While the world is balancing privacy and public health even in this difficult time, the Indian government's Aarogya Setu app is emulating Chinese government's all-controlling, all-tracking system.

VARIETY

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The great hoax of India

The country lives from moment to moment, without forming a memory, without contemplating the past or the future.

LIFE

 |   6-minute read

When We Spoke: In memory of all the deep, meaningful conversations we have lost thanks to instant messaging

News flash: Conversation, as we know it, is dead and there is nothing we can do about it. The culprit through, is someone we all love and adore.

SCI-TECH

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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

 |   4-minute read

Bandersnatch is not just fun, it may herald a dystopian future

Interactive videos may turn out to be mindless fun and good entertainment, but they may also enable a kind of dystopia that will go beyond even the ones imagined in sci-fi novels.

SCI-TECH

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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.

VARIETY

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Spoilt with choices? Why 'Black Mirror' episode 'Bandersnatch' is not the future of entertainment

The interactivity offered by this episode of 'Black Mirror' on Netflix is overbearing.

SCI-TECH

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2018 showed us that democracy can be hacked using Facebook. This should make us worry about 2019

The problem is that our belief in the goodness of technology blindsided us to the devil inside us humans.