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Technology

Dr. Berners-Lee, I presume?

The ideals of the World Wide Web One of the problems of the early Peer-to-Peer Internet was that each piece of information needed to be stored and accessed separately, taking…

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Peer 2 Peer

Peer-to-Peer is Back with a Bang!

It’s been a long time coming, but long after the days of Napster, Peer-to-Peer is making its grand return. Well over a decade after tech titans such as Google, Amazon,…

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Technology

Blockchain and Its Impact on Information Security’s CIA-triad: Part 1

The value of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability  Peer Social advisor Farshad Abasi, Founder of Forward Security, writes about the importance of information security. According to Wikipedia, “A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing…

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Technology

Sleight of Hand

What exactly is a sleight of hand? /ˌslīd əv ˈhand/ skillful deception. “this is financial sleight of hand of the worst sort” Synonyms: deception, deceit, dissimulation, double-dealing, chicanery, trickery, sharp practice,…

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Social

What is Facebook afraid of?

How serious is Facebook about fake news? According to the BBC, Facebook has removed over 500 pages and accounts involved with peddling fake news that they say is linked to…

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Social

Facebook, Instagram or What’s App?  What’s the difference?

At the end of 2018, Facebook started to report subscriber growth across the ‘Facebook family of subscribers’ making it difficult to figure out if Facebook itself is actually growing or losing subscribers.  The jewel in the crown is Facebook itself and Mark Zuckerberg has proven in the past that he is not afraid to use any means at his disposal, especially money, to ensure Facebook remains on top.

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Social

Remember when Facebook friends were your friends?

If Facebook was a real kidnapper nobody, including an investigative journalist, would think twice about escaping when presented the opportunity.  Resist the temptation to trust your kidnapper and delete Facebook now while you still can. Time to escape the captivity of social media and remember what it was like to have friends of your own.  

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Identity

Do You Own Your Identity? It’s Time To Wake Up To The World Of Mass Online Surveillance

How would you feel if you knew that someone else was making money – and we mean a lot of money – from your identity?

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Social

Why Clubhouse is Controversial

It used to be, whenever a new social network emerged, there’d be a media honeymoon—a moment where journalists would sing its praises before the inevitable dogpile of controversies. For the…

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Decentralization

Data Breaches Are The New Normal

Most Internet companies don’t build products with security in mind.

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