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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Mycestro-The Wearable Mouse Review

More often are we seeing the emergence of wearable technology hit the consumer market. Everything from watches to wearable tomatoe dispensers. It is fair to say that in the future wearable technology will become just another part of everyday life. That's where Mycestro comes in. The company claims with this small, inconspicuous device which attaches to your finger, one may 'Conduct your World'. Intrigued by Mycestro's ambition I decided to try the product out for myself. What's in the box? The Mycestro comes in a nifty little box with the logo on all sides. Inside, you can expect to find...


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What is the TPP? 4 Similarities between the TPP and SOPA

Everyone remembers SOPA, which triggered the largest online protest in the history of the internet. The Stop Online Piracy Act introduced in October 2011, wanted to implement a number of restrictive internet regulations, limiting the freedom of internet users. The backlash was enormous, sparking protests all over the US, and Europe. A video made by the hacktivist group Anonymous, shows these protests. Now, instead of SOPA and ACTA we have the TPP or the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement being negotiated in secret by 14 countries. It will, however, have global reach. Through the courtesy of WikiLeaks, we know the treaty is...


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What is the XARA Apple Hack and How to Stay Away from it

Hackers are scrambling either defend or exploit the new 0 day vulnerability released by 6 University researchers from Indiana University, Peking University, and Georgia Institute of Technology respectively. In a 13 page report these researchers have discovered a way to bypass Apples multi-level security and steal passwords from natively installed applications on your iOS devices. The best (or worst, depending on your situation) part? The researchers have been contacting Apple about this for the last 6 months, to which Apple has not responded with a patch. In accordance with Apples own policy the hack has been released to the public....


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