A billion dollars, 100 banks, 30 countries. This is what a multinational gang of cyber criminals managed to steal before they were discovered. This is an example of a successful bank heist conducted through computer networks, otherwise known as a cyber crime. Any crime committed against an individu...
The information super highway that we simply refer to as the ‘internet’ is estimated to contain at least 4.41 billion documents. As large as it may be, the number of people who seek out this information is also massive. Google statistics indicate that there are, “over 40,000 search queries eve...
Netiquette vs Internet Ethics Every society has an etiquette code that governs acceptable behavior. The behavior that is considered courteous and polite in society is the cornerstone of etiquette. Though it is a new idea, ‘netiquette' is very similar to etiquettes. In the same way that ‘etiquet...
GOOGLE “information overload” and you are immediately overloaded with information: more than 7m hits in 0.05 seconds. Some of this information is interesting: for example, that the phrase “information overload” was popularised by Alvin Toffler in 1970. Some of it is mere noise: obscure compa...
Internet has made life easier for many due to several reasons. To name a few, it is easier, faster and cheaper to communicate using the internet. It allows access to a massive pool of information while creating a platform to share ideas and experiences. It is also a popular medium of entertainment w...
To someone who has just recently begun using the internet, the internet might seem vast. It contains almost everything a person requires. However, most people are probably unaware that the part of internet they can view is just less than 10% of all what is available online. By using a conventional s...
The backlash against the information overload of the modern Internet era is getting stronger than ever. After years of sharing everything with everyone and breathlessly embracing the latest site du jour on the social Web, people are realizing that they can no longer keep up. Signs of this are all ar...
There's a new add-on for Gmail called Inbox Pause, which does something utterly simple – it adds a pause button to your inbox – but represents, I think, a new phase in our long war against information overload. Consider the absurdity. Inbox Pause doesn't reduce the quantity of ema...
I have spent the past few days doing research on traditional telecenter sustainability. By traditional, I mean telecenters that charge a small fee for offline (photocopying, mobile charging etc.) and online services (Internet access) to meet their costs. While the news is rather bleak, I have stumbl...
Firewall is a term that most internet users are familiar with. They may have come across the term at the office when they browse the web, or at home, when several people use the same connection, where security needs to be setup. But what is Firewall, and how does it work? Although many people might ...

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