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'Scrubbing' your online data

The advantages of using social media also comes with a warning sign. Breach of users’ security and identity are the common cyber issues we hear on the news every day. We put in passwords and e-mail accounts in a lot of websites, the common ones being Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. We also accept the condition to store our history in those websites as ‘cookies’. A...

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  Imagine yourself without all the things that you use in your daily life, like mobile phones, electricity, refrigerators, television, or vehicles. This thought only gives us a sense of reality that how we are encircled by scientific gadgets. From electric bulbs to generators or from great engines to the giant aeroplanes, everything around us is a boon of science. Science has done a great job...

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net

Network neutrality is the principle that states that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must treat all internet communications equally, and not discriminate or charge differently based on user, content, website, platform, application, type of equipment, source address, destination address, or method of communication. With net neutrality, ISPs may not intentionally block, slow down, or charge money for specific online content. Without net neutrality, ISPs may prioritise...

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net

There is a general lack of knowledge among people when it comes to understanding the concept of “net neutrality”.  This issue has now evolved into a huge debate of Internet service providers charging more money for faster internet services. Michael Bennet, a Law professor at Northeastern University discusses this issue and how the general public lacks in understanding everyday technologies.   Bennet says, “Net neutrality is a...

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The first time an adolescent gets a taste of adulthood is when they move to college and start living on their own. It is a fact well known that college opens doors that high school doesn’t. And college can change kids and shape them in ways that are quite unimaginable. Not only does it help them grow as a person, but it also encourages them...

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Podcasts have existed on the web for nearly a decade and a half, and pretty much in the same way you know them now: pre-recorded audio files of spoken-word shows that you can download, stream, and play on any internet-connected device.   Now, there are over a hundred thousand different podcasts on various platforms like Spotify and Audible. The variety of the topics that are being talked...

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consumer

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘shopping’? We all lure to buy a huge number of items for us but the only thing which reduces this urge is the sky- high prices of that commodity. However, this consumer behavior is flipped onto the head by the huge discounts offered in recent times by the tycoons of...

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tinkerer

Srinivas Tadigadapa had always been interested in knowing how electronics and appliances worked. He would, when he was little, casually dismantle the music system or ready-to-be-discarded iron. “We had these clay pots to keep water cool,” said Tadigadapa. “I realised that one of the openings in the pot perfectly fit one of my speakers. So, I placed my speaker in there and the amount of...

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If we take a look at the pressing and prominent problems that the world is currently facing, be it political or health-related, what we must understand is that a person’s ideology or discipline is simply not enough to find the solution for it.   The world has developed and expanded in unforeseen ways, - we are now looking at events and occurrences that we could not even...

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flu

Social media is more than just social media. And researchers know exactly how to make more of it. This gigantic platform on the internet is a one-stop open information source about the lives of millions of people and it’s exactly what scientists could use, to say- track down the flu, or even worse, an epidemic.   A team lead by Alessandro Vespignani, Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern...

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