Javed Anwer

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

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

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.

SCI-TECH

 |   4-minute read

Why Apple is fighting the likes of Facebook and Google over privacy

Selfish as it is in its privacy push, the tech giant is looking at greater good.

SCI-TECH

 |   5-minute read

SCI-TECH

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Google Assistant learning to talk like a real person and that should worry humans

At I/O 2018, Google demoed Duplex, a new kind of AI that will talk to people on behalf of its human masters in a very human-like manner.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

Government admitting it misled people into linking mobile number with Aadhaar is not its only lie

Let there be no confusion that Aadhaar is a surveillance technology for all practical purposes.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Facebook is in middle of big data scandal so why is EC working with it in India?

After how people have used FB data to undermine democratic processes, Indian regulators cannot be seen working with the firm.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

Aadhaar face recognition is the worst idea UIDAI has come up with

Face scanning is more expensive, more difficult to do and arguably less secure and robust than fingerprint scanning.