Watch how the NSA trolls the Internet
If you think someone is out to get you online, writing hateful messages, creating fake profiles trolling you, writing in forums about you, and more, it might not be that far off base to think it’s a plot against you. If you are in the sights of the NSA, there is a good chance that they are trolling you and you don’t even know it.
A detailed world map of the Internet
The Internet is vast. To map the entire Internet, would be next to impossible. But Jay Simons, made a valiant effort with his Map of the Internet, version 1.0. The map captures the Internet in great detail, but due to the sheer size of the web, only parts of it can be captured in a way so that it can be comprehensible, both on print and the web.
Don’t get caught using these passwords
Each year, SplashData releases the Worst Passwords of the year. In 2012, there sure were some bad passwords, with “password” topping the list. Obviously you don’t want to use “password” as your password! But it looks like the 2013 year proved to be no different.
The Deep Web is estimated to be 500x the size of the Surface Web
What is the Deep Web exactly? Many people are asking this question recently, as the Deep Web has seen quite a few headlines in 2013. To put it simply, the Deep Web is the part of the Internet that is hidden from view.
Kevin Rose sits down with Coinbase CEO to talk Bitcoin
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sat down with Kevin Rose, for an interview on his amazing and massively growing startup, Coinbase. Coinbase is the popular online wallet for bitcoins, which itself has seen massive growths this year.
The definitive history of Bitcoin (Infographic)
If visual learning is your thing, then please take a gander at this infographic about Bitcoin. As it’s title suggests, it really is a definitive history of bitcoins, up through now of course.
Google has known about Bitcoin since 2011
I find this truly fascinating. In June 2011, as part of an interview with Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, was talking to Assange about new age technology. What his thoughts are, on the future of tech. All of this was part of the discovery phase for Schmidt in publishing his book, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, which came out earlier this year.
Hackers steal 2 million passwords from Facebook, Twitter, and Google
A massive hack that has been discovered shows that 2 million passwords have been stolen from users of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week.
Hacking of the future, infecting computers using audio signals
I’m in awe of how impressive this is. Computer scientists have developed proof-of-concept software, that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate with each other. And with the communication, they can then transfer data such as malware, from speakers and microphones within short distances of each other.
Bitcoin gets hit today with a big market drop, below $1000
For the past 12 hours I have been watching the price of bitcoins drop considerably. Just a day and a half ago, bitcoins were over $1100 per BTC (per Bitcoin). As of this writing, bitcoins are priced under $1000 at $927. What gives?
Sexism is just a Google Search away
Sexism isn’t new to the world. But with the Internet, it’s literally a Google Search away. With just a few keystrokes, you can get suggestive search results such as “women need to be controlled” and “women need to be put in their place.”
How big tech companies are encrypting the web
The Electronic Frontier Foundation did some research on some well known tech companies, and found out what they are doing to encrypt user data on the web. This is important, because as the EFF outlines in their report, if the data is not encrypted, places like the NSA can somewhat easily get a hold of your private data and use it without your knowledge.
Here is what the government really thinks about Bitcoin
Earlier this week, the Senate held a hearing on Bitcoin, the virtual currency. The speculation around the Senate hearing drove the price of BTC through the roof, seeing it’s highest levels ever. But at the time, it was all speculation. Now we have it straight from the horses mouth, thanks to WSJ, where Senior U.S. law-enforcement and regulatory officials talk about what advantages, and disadvantages, there are to Bitcoin.
This is why the price of Bitcoin has surpassed $600 today
For those that are interested in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, it’s latest surge in price well over $600 USD, is due to the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) telling a U.S. Senate committee that bitcoins are legitimate financial instruments, boosting prospects for wider acceptance of the virtual currency.