Please learn how to delete a file properly: Here is how you do it

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Any kind of personal data that you might have on your computer machine like your past web searches and financial spreadsheets, is something that is very sensitive. In other words, you do not really want anyone to find it once you are not there to physically take care of your machine. Fine, you can delete …

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How to make sure you are protected against digital services shutdown

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The next couple of months are going to be very interesting. But why? Well, because in these next couple of months alone we will see the likes of Ultraviolet (an online movie unlocker service) and Google + (that social media network that no one ever used and hence became an experiment more than anything else) …

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Most popular Android apps of 2018 right here and right now

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If you want to have a rather diverse range of Android applications then Google Play Store is the place to be. The platform offers users a plethora of different applications that actually do a pretty good job of catering to the needs of audience on the Android platform. Google Play Store offers Android apps that …

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Make being online fun again: Purge ‘Friends’ from social media

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We have finally hit that stage where it is universally acknowledged (like an axiom almost) that social media has become a nasty place. In other words, it is bad. Many believe that social media is bad for the privacy and well-being of the society. Other believe that social media has transformed into something that sinks …

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Tech tax for Silicon Valley giants from UK imminent

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London is not thinking twice about imposing a tax on the likes of Amazon, Google and others to come forward and share the burden of the new tax it is poised to impose on Silicon Valley. The top financial official in Britain has made the decision of including a new tax called Tech Tax that …

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The Filter Bubble Problem That Tech Companies Have To Solve

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For the first part of this post click here. The first part of the post ended with a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Grant Blank, talking about the ways in which researchers defined the term echo chamber and that according to results his team obtained, there was no echo chamber. Grant Blank also …

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The Internet Services That Want To Use Your Data For Public Good

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All internet giants that offer their services for free (and otherwise) actually depend on their users for their data. Without the data, these internet giants simply would not survive. That is why it is a high time that these internet giants and their users come together and form a new relationship in order to deliver …

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Data Barons: About Time To Reign Them In

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For the first part go here. Mark Zuckerberg had no problems on “quoting” the fact that people in America, on average, used about eight social and communication applications. Interestingly enough, he neglected to make any mention of the fact that his own social network, Facebook, owned a multiple number of those popular social and communication …

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Who Will Rein In All The Data Barons To Save Humanity?

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No one needs to question the fact that technology companies such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook will do their best to resist all attempts to regulate and/or restrain their market influence. However, we have reached a point where the collective prosperity of the people along with personal privacy has to take preference over corporate greed. …

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Have You Allowed Your Smartphone To Know Too Much About You?

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Facebook may be in a bit of bother right now, but one can’t thank the social media giant enough for bringing issues such as app permissions right back into the general public’s consciousness one more time. Just a month ago, some users discovered that Facebook actually stored some phone logs of all its Android customers …

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