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In India, Smartphones and Cheap Data Are Giving Women a Voice


Ravi Agarwal, author of the 2018 book India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy says that for many Indians, the smartphone is their first private TV screen, personal music player, computer, and camera. Agarwal compares it to the experience of owning a car for the first time—autonomy, privacy, and mobility. The WIRED Guide to the iPhoneIts influence goes far beyond other phones—the infrastructure that made the iPhone also enabled drones, smart-home gadgets, wearables, and self-driving cars.By David Pierce and Lauren GoodeThis is particularly true for women, who are less likely to be literate or …

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