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Personal Privacy Is Being Hacked By ‘Free’ Service Providers


Is Facebook service ‘free’? How many of us believe that it’s a free service and not paid. Well, have you ever thought we have paid our ‘privacy’ to be able to use it? Even if we customize it to the core, yet facebook knows what one is interested in, the dynamics of behavior, social circle to name a few. For some it’s creepy while there are others for whom it’s cool.

It is not the case with Facebook alone, there are other ‘free’ internet based related services that are ubiquitous now. Services being referred here are, email addresses, social networks, internet-based phone calls including Skype, instant messengers, e-cards, anti-virus programs, newsgroups, online social groups, virtual hard disk space etc. All these ‘free’ services are trying to project a life of convenience and of course phenomenal to an average end user.

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Posted by on July, 2013 in Internet, Tech

 

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TCP Based On Ants Foraging Activity


Deborah Gordon, a researcher from Stanford has hit the headlines with her latest discovery of co-relation between the behavior of harvester ants and the design of internet.

Ants and the internet, the analogy seems li’l berserk. John Nash, in late 1940’s was working on quite a similar concept where he was trying to derive a game theory from flight of pigeons although it’s a different story that he didn’t get as successful.

As per Gordon route taken by ants to hunt for food is similar to the Internet’s Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).

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Posted by on July, 2013 in Internet, Tech

 

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IPv6: The Next Generation of Internet Protocol


ImageIn order to grow the world wide web, the society of internet paraphernalia is coming out with IPv6. It’s aim is to allow internet to seep in other devices and hence increasing the number of possible addresses. But moving from IPv4 to IPv6 ain’t that easy, plus the main question looms on transition costs and the time taken. After all, the internet is severing  2.5 billion people and 11 billion devices across the world and we are running out of space.

Although, most of the OS does support IPv6 but routers and servers have no provisions of supporting it. Which would further make the connection between the devices nearly impossible.

If we remember, CNN in 2010 did forecast about the limitations of IPv4 and it seems they were correct.

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Posted by on May, 2013 in Internet, Tech

 

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