Citizenfour, the documentary on Edward Snowden's data release of U.S. Government surveillance programs, brought terms like "Deep Web" and "Dark Net" into our daily language. But what are these things and how do you access them?
The recent events in Paris demonstrated how powerful so-called “dark social media” can be, when it comes to organizing propaganda below the radar. The growing interest from political bodies for this notion of underground social conversations could legitimize privacy threats to better monitor digital users. Nonetheless, even if the notion seems to have been only recently coined, “dark social” started ages ago, with instant messengers, and later, newsgroups. It did not seem to be a problem until now.
The mobile phone has long since graduated from being a device that purely enables person-to-person voice communication. The role of the smartphone is far more expansive, as it has become embedded into lifestyles -- used to surf the web, take photos, connect to social networks, get directions, etc.
Encrypting the internet has been the topic of much discussion. You have people telling you about the need to encrypt to protect our way of life, as well as, those who talk about the untold marketing benefits promised to us by the Google gods.
In the world of enterprise, social media, and digital business, the cloud has had its moments of gaffe – from minor hitches like Google going down for a brief period, or Facebook falling flat, to more nefarious acts of data violation like the data theft of nearly 40 million credit and debit card details from nationwide stores of the retail giant Target. The cloud has definitely had some growing pains.
There’s little question that the future of sports training lies in smart technology. As the technology improves, prices will come down, allowing for even more people to use it to further their own athletic progress. Think of the current generation of fitness wearables, only more advanced, more streamlined, and with more capabilities.
Cameras are everywhere. Not just security cams, but fan cams at ballparks and, of course, video cams on phones. And they are changing how we live our lives and what we can expect to remain private. Ask Mitt Romney. He’ll tell you that you can expect privacy 47% of the time.