Here is an infographic from Venture Beat.
Continue Reading →
In our last three posts, we dissected the data collection program on one of the biggest Internet companies, the King of the Internet, Google. Today we are going to provide you with a small set of options you can use to reduce and sometimes eliminate your exposure to data collection, and increase your privacy while online. These solutions will work well not just against Google, but also against the data collection ...Continue Reading →
Now that I know everything about you, maybe I can predict what you are likely to do in the future. In the first two parts of this report, we looked at Google and the many products and services that collect information about you, and just what kind of details are included in that informational trove. Today we will see what that information can do.
Whether you call it bots, AI (artificial intelligence), ...Continue Reading →
What would you think about one company knowing nearly everything about you? After today’s article, you will have a fairly complete understanding about just how much of your information is collected by one company – Google.
Let’s start by looking at many popular Google products and services and just what information they collect about their users.
Spying, intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance, eavesdropping, tracking – the Internet has made these activities much easier than they used to be. The NSA, CIA, Russia’s Fancy Bear, China, North Korea – which organization is gathering more information about more people than probably any other. While your information is unlikely (hopefully) to be in the NSA, CIA, or other governmental databases, a lot of information about you and me are certainly in ...Continue Reading →
Six routers with serious security flaws are considered end of life (EOL) and may never be updated. The D-Link models affected are the DWR-116, DWR-140L, DWR-512, DWR-640L, DWR-712, DWR-912, DWR-921, and DWR-111, six of which date from 2013, with the DIR-640L first appearing in 2012 and the DWR-111 in ...Continue Reading →
Although not the anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s marvelous invention of the World Wide Web protocol ( that’s on March 11), International Internet Day celebrates the Internet and the limitless resources and capabilities it provides. As I like to say, the Internet levels the playing field for everyone, as the many blogs, websites, e-commerce sites, on-line businesses, and learning ...Continue Reading →
There’s no doubt that technology is the driving force behind most businesses. We use our computers, smart phones and tablets the moment we wake up and for many, it’s the last thing we do before we go to bed.
Are you too dependent on technology?
Do you “shut down” when ...Continue Reading →
The Internet Archive is an organization whose self-proclaimed task is to save a copy of everything on the Internet – forever. If you want to see what a website looked like and the content it contained at a certain point in historical time, you can use the Wayback Machine to find it. The Internet Archive is currently adding 4 petabytes (4 million gigabytes) per year to its treasure trove.
The Internet Archive ...Continue Reading →