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Is a Decentralized Internet the Solution to Outages?

Posted on October 22nd, 2016.

“Attacks that we witnessed today were possible mainly because there is a centralized infrastructure which could have been targeted,” said Piotr Janiuk, CTO of  Golem,  which seeks to decentralize the internet using peer-to-peer technology. “The attack itself isn’t easy to carry out, but it is obvious that even the backbone...

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Education

UK Acts To Keep Children Safe Online

Posted on December 23rd, 2015.

In the UK, a new government directive requires all school strengthen measures to prevent children cyber-bullying, pornography and radicalization. The changes will mean children as young as 5 will receive online education about social media use and other issues online.  The plans, created by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and announced...

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Communication

Thailand Close to Censoring the Internet with a New National Firewall

Posted on September 24th, 2015.

In a move that takes its cue from China, Thailand’s military government is all set to substantially diminish the country’s Internet freedom and the right to privacy among its citizens with the introduction of a new Internet firewall. The goal, as with any state-imposed firewall, is to control and monitor the flow of information...

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Hacking

TLS is Flawed: New TLS Vulnerability Found

Posted on September 16th, 2015.

TLS is flawed. The decades-old protocol is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks throwing into question the nature of encryption on the world wide web. An Austrian IT firm has prevented a security disaster threatening many popular Internet websites and applications by compiling research on a new vulnerability in the twenty year old...

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Decentralization

First Steps Toward Implementing Distributed Permanent Web With IPFS

Posted on September 10th, 2015.

According to Neocities Founder Kyle Drake and Brewster Kahle, a programmer and Internet entrepreneur known for founding the Internet Archive, the Internet Credit Union, Alexa, and the early supercomputer company Thinking Machines, HTTP is obsolete. It’s time for a distributed, permanent web based on IPFS.

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Cybersecurity

.Bank Represents “A New Online Chapter For Global Banking Community”

Posted on September 8th, 2015.

In 2008, ICANN approved a program to offer on the Internet thousands of new generic Top-Level Domains in addition to existing ones such as .COM and .ORG. Recognizing what this could mean to financial institutions, their customers and Internet users, a coalition of banks, insurance companies and financial services trade associations...

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Tutorials

What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Why Do I Need It?

Posted on September 7th, 2015.

It’s very likely that you are aware or have heard of the term VPN (Virtual Private Network), although you probably don’t use one. If that is indeed the case, it might be entirely prudent to use a VPN at some point, even if you aren’t doing so right now. Virtual Private Network Explained A Virtual Private Network or VPN is essentially a...

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Hacking

Death Cab For Cutie & 5 Other Hacked Celebrity Brands

Posted on August 22nd, 2015.

The Death Cab For Cutie  (DCFC) Facebook hack is just one more example of the vulnerabilities we all face when using the Internet. If you are a high profile star, your risk of being hacked is higher than most people. High profile celebrities have not only seen social media accounts hacked, but, also, bank accounts.  The DCFC hack is not...

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Law

15 Ways To Get Arrested While Using The Internet

Posted on June 25th, 2015.

Just like in the real world, some Internet activities come with serious consequences, sometimes leading to legal action by authorities. This list presents fifteen ways people have been arrested using the Internet for relatively benign actions. From posting rap lyrics to dancing, after reading this list, you may never interact with the...

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Companies

Elon Musk Details $10 Billion Plan for Space Internet

Posted on January 18th, 2015.

Not content with electric cars, space rockets, crazy-fast trains, and more, Elon Musk – entrepreneur and real-life Tony Stark, has revealed plans to build a secondary Internet in space.