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.

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

 |   5-minute read

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

 |   6-minute read

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

 |   5-minute read

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

 |   5-minute read

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.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Wake up EC, it's time to see if foreigners are hacking Indian elections or not

Ahead of 2019 polls, India needs to be prepared for 'hackers' looking to meddle with its internal politics.

SCI-TECH

 |   4-minute read

Dear telcos and banks, please delete our Aadhaar data that you extorted

With immediate effect, banks and telecom companies have to stop asking people for their Aadhaar numbers or conduct e-KYC based on Aadhaar.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Aadhaar loses its teeth after SC verdict but it will still bite you because we are Indians

The dissent by Justice DY Chandrachud in today's verdict recognises the perils of Aadhaar well.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

'Lynchistan' India is proving the great 'firewall' of China right

Brutal lynchings fuelled by rumours spread via unrestricted WhatsApp in India is making the Chinese model of tight control on internet and messaging look good.