In what may have been the single largest leak in the history of the United States National Security Agency, contractor Edward Snowden brought the PRISM surveillance program into the public spotlight after a series of exposés with The Guardian. While the program has been a constant topic in recent news cycles, understanding what PRISM actually is and how it operates allows for a more comprehensive grasp of the ways in which such surveillance impacts daily life. Continue Reading →
PRISM is surveillance program that is used by the NSA since 2007. The information of the program was leaked by Edward Snowden and published by The Washington Post and The Guardian on June 6, 2013. The program is operated under the control of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Continue Reading →
The early predecessors to the internet only served to connect a handful of “super computers” and did not have any features beyond connecting those computers. Very quickly things began to change. Initially the emphasis was on developing a network of science oriented computing centers. Before very long, business computers began to interconnect so that business oriented information could be communicated. Continue Reading →
If you have a business, look for business, or in any way earn a living (even obtaining government services) you need to understand what’s going on behind your computer screen. HTML.5 is for building websites. Congruent, easy website building that is the fifth version of the age old HTML which many of the current generation learned in High School. Do you need to know a coding language to run a successful business or brag about your dog’s obedience? No. There are many websites that will help you build a website for free, or a nominal fee. Google will help you find these sites, and Google is also the key to our next subject, making sure people view your site. Continue Reading →
To some, SEO is like a cryptic language, while to others, it’s an artful way of manipulating the flow of web traffic. Words like optimization, backlinks, Google and page rank are used in their daily conversation, while acronyms such as HTML 5 and SERP are tools for advancing the many concepts behind successful SEO. Continue Reading →
Most popular video services, such as Google’s YouTube as well as Vimeo, require Adobe’s Flash software be installed in order to watch the video. Those with an Android device quickly discover that Flash software isn’t installed. That can create a challenge when attempting to watch video online. It turns out that both YouTube and Vimeo give viewers the option to watch many videos in HTML5 format, and Flash isn’t needed. Continue Reading →
The new machines are now capable of analyzing all the data on the web – links, text, images, graphics, people and other computers. The idea of ‘Semantic Web’ is in its birth stage, where the day-to-day mechanisms of daily lives, trade and other tasks pertaining to businesses are handled by machines with humans providing only the intuition part of the conversation. Once this stage develops further, internet will become a place where the reasoning of the machine and the instruction from the humans will coexist in a powerful and ideal environment.