Zarif Faiaz

Zarif Faiaz is a writer, journalist and communications expert. He is the In-Charge of the Tech & Startup section at The Daily Star.

How to not handle a crisis communication: A lesson from Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola's botched ad campaign highlights the pitfalls of crisis communication.

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Government mishandling of personal data: Where does it end?

Are these incidents of data breach and data leaks not contradictory to the very image of the smart, digital, developed Bangladesh that they are desperately trying to portray or advertise?

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From fringe hobby to national pride

For years, gaming in Bangladesh was seen as a waste of time -- often dismissed as a frivolous activity or a distraction from more “serious” pursuits. Traditional societal norms placed little value on gaming, perceiving it as an endeavour devoid of any real-world benefits.

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Regulating Dhaka traffic: Are ‘gate lock’ and speed caps all that it takes?

Unless things change on the street level, no rules or infrastructure can efficiently resolve Dhaka's traffic gridlock.

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The creative industry was already suffering. Then came AI

The rapid advancement in the field of AI, particularly in the creative sector, raises a multitude of questions Is AI truly more creative than humans? What are the ethical implications of AI-generated art that imitates existing styles? How will the rise of AI impact the job market for creative professionals?

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How to effectively deal with job searching fatigue

Application fatigue sets in when the initial enthusiasm for job searching gives way to the despair of repeated rejections. This emotional toll not only saps one's energy but can also lead to a reluctance to apply for new positions, for fear of facing further disappointment.

4m ago

Startups defied economic downturn in 2023: study

The startup ecosystem in Bangladesh showcased a notable degree of resilience and adaptability in 2023, when economic uncertainty stemming from geopolitical tensions spread worldwide.

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Who watches the watchmen?

The meek responses to cyberattacks showcase how authorities fail to comprehend the dangers of these security breaches.

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June 10, 2024
June 10, 2024

How to not handle a crisis communication: A lesson from Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola's botched ad campaign highlights the pitfalls of crisis communication.

May 25, 2024
May 25, 2024

Government mishandling of personal data: Where does it end?

Are these incidents of data breach and data leaks not contradictory to the very image of the smart, digital, developed Bangladesh that they are desperately trying to portray or advertise?

May 18, 2024
May 18, 2024

From fringe hobby to national pride

For years, gaming in Bangladesh was seen as a waste of time -- often dismissed as a frivolous activity or a distraction from more “serious” pursuits. Traditional societal norms placed little value on gaming, perceiving it as an endeavour devoid of any real-world benefits.

May 15, 2024
May 15, 2024

Regulating Dhaka traffic: Are ‘gate lock’ and speed caps all that it takes?

Unless things change on the street level, no rules or infrastructure can efficiently resolve Dhaka's traffic gridlock.

May 14, 2024
May 14, 2024

The creative industry was already suffering. Then came AI

The rapid advancement in the field of AI, particularly in the creative sector, raises a multitude of questions Is AI truly more creative than humans? What are the ethical implications of AI-generated art that imitates existing styles? How will the rise of AI impact the job market for creative professionals?

February 27, 2024
February 27, 2024

How to effectively deal with job searching fatigue

Application fatigue sets in when the initial enthusiasm for job searching gives way to the despair of repeated rejections. This emotional toll not only saps one's energy but can also lead to a reluctance to apply for new positions, for fear of facing further disappointment.

January 25, 2024
January 25, 2024

Startups defied economic downturn in 2023: study

The startup ecosystem in Bangladesh showcased a notable degree of resilience and adaptability in 2023, when economic uncertainty stemming from geopolitical tensions spread worldwide.

July 14, 2023
July 14, 2023

Who watches the watchmen?

The meek responses to cyberattacks showcase how authorities fail to comprehend the dangers of these security breaches.

July 9, 2023
July 9, 2023

Hackers feast on government sites

With the general election around the corner, data leaks and cyberattacks have intensified alarmingly, with the latest being a suspected leak of five crore citizens’ data from the Office of the Registrar General, Birth & Death Registration (BDRIS).

July 8, 2023
July 8, 2023

Over 5 crore Bangladeshi citizens' data 'remains exposed' online

The leaked data includes names, birth dates, and National Identification (NID) numbers of over 50 million users which is alledgedly easily accessible through a simple Google search

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