Decentralization vs. Google (Alphabet)

We can all agree that Alphabet is quite a large conglomerate owning many different companies and working towards various different goals. If anonymity becomes a large enough issue, the internet may experience a movement from search engines/services such as google towards decentralized applications such as YaCy and Synereo. Would a movement like this, however, even be feasible? Yesterday in an article about What The Future of Search may look like, I mentioned that decentralized applications would need to be exceptional at what they do, in order for users to switch from a service they have already been using for years....


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What will the Future of Search be like?

Lets face it, you probably use Google, just like 1.17 billion other people. Out of all the major search engines, Google is by far the largest. It seems every new license agreement we accept is another agreement for Google, or any other entity for that matter, to gather intermittent data on your 'habits'. The categorization of 'habits' grows larger with every new quirky technological advancement. In the future, Google (or now more formally known as 'Alphabet') would be able to collect data on where you are, what temperature you like to keep your home at, when you leave and come...


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Social Networks of the Future, Where are we Headed?

Just as fast as MySpace became a relic of the past, so too can Facebook. Will Facebook ever be decrowned as the leading social network? Yup. Well, I think so at least. Already, Facebook is losing popularity to the younger generation. Other social networks catered more to specific interests are overtaking Facebook's usability and features. Use of Facebook among the younger generation is on the decline. It all comes down to innovation. Social networks targeting specific needs and wants do it better than Facebook ever did. It's no surprise, then, that many are moving to these networks. Instagram is one...


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The Darkside of the Deepweb: the Blackmarket

Total and anonymous freedom such as that seen with the Darknet comes with some problems. The most notorious being the Online Black Market. On this notorious market, as many of you already know, one can buy literally anything...anything. I'm talking Ectasy, Cocaine, Marijuana. The problem arises when you add people to the mix, specifically minors. Downloading, installing, and navigating the TOR browser is easy, maybe too easy. This means pretty much anyone who can install an email client can also get onto the most notrious black market ever created,  including minors. Approximately two years ago, a teen was turned in by...


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