Technology “Siri, Am I in a Manipulative Relationship with Apple?” Why We’re Enjoying the Decline in iPhone Sales
Like a high-school crush, we’ve allowed Apple to set its terms, offering us very little in the bargain. So when the company announced expected decline in sales, we rejoiced. Maybe now they can start asking questions like, “Why did we laugh at that customer when he asked for a discount?”Add to list
Technology What WhatsApp Gets Wrong About Its Fake News Campaign
In the last two years, more than 30 deaths have been linked to fake WhatsApp forwards in India. After the government warned WhatsApp to "take accountability" for the unchecked spread of fake news, it set off to make amends. But are they enough?Add to list
Technology Could Censorship Spell the End of Netflix and Chill?
Netflix denied reports of self-censorship, but this may be our reality sooner than we think. Just like the free press, the free internet is also under threat. And this might deprive us of access to information and entertainment that our governments don’t want us seeing.Add to list
Technology Can Any of Us Afford to Live Offline?
Going offline is not an option. The work culture today demands that you are available 24X7 – over the phone, on WhatsApp, and email. And even if it’s not work, can you walk into a conversation if you have nothing to say about that viral tweet from @wokeboyhimtoo.Add to list
Technology Aadhaar Verdict: Time to Worry About the Ghosts of Your Data Past
The Supreme Court’s Aadhaar verdict has maintained that the database’s benefits outweigh its risks. But do they? Data is the new plutonium, a simple target that unlike our land and water, stands at a crossroads of accessibility, where it is both an asset and a threat.Add to list
Technology No Place for Aam Janta: Why You Need to Stop Believing Tech Reviews
There is no such thing as an unbiased consumer tech review in India. Every piece of news can be traced back to a prompt from a PR agency, which explains why the focus remains on high-end tech, luring consumers to purchase products they don’t really need at prices they can’t really afford.Add to list
Technology You Used to Call Me on My Landline: Remembering Hotline Bling of the ’90s
Twenty years ago in India, there was one box-like device with numbers on it that bonded families together like a viewing of Hum Saath Saath Hain. The landline had a wire that kept you rooted – but it could also set you free if you chose to be unavailable.Add to list
Technology How a Marathoner Trains for a Shopathon
The online sale is an annual event now, just like the Mumbai Marathon, your marriage anniversary, or the Champions League final. We remember the date, we remember the time, and we know which deals we have to act on.Add to list
Technology India Trumps the Net Neutrality Debate! TRAI Harder USA
As the US waits patiently for their internet to get ruined, the Indian government has accepted the telecom authority's recommendations in a big win for Indian net neutrality. Learn from us America, you don't need any more inequality.Add to list
Technology Does India Deserve the Internet Freedom it Enjoys?
It might seem shocking, given how some of our ministers think the internet was invented during the Mahabharata, but the Indian internet is actually a marvel – compared to the EU and USA, who are considering draconian copyright laws and doing away with net neutrality respectively.Add to list