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In an era dominated by the biggest and most complex system of technologies, it becomes difficult to control these complicated mechanisms. The controllability of giant complex networks has been a subject of intense study worldwide. Only when one is able to determine the nature of control parameters, one can engage in solving the complexity.   Albert-László Barabási, a world-renowned scientist and a professor of Physics and Biology...

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Most of us are active on social media for various reasons. Some of us like to catch up with our friends, some like to be updated on the happenings around the world, and some just like to use it in our free time. Hundreds of thousands of new social platforms have emerged after the popularity of a few.   It has almost become mandatory to be active...

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The dawn of a new era of technology and hyper-connectivity has brought with it change. It is predicted that both national and international journalism is bound to reach a crisis point soon. The printed press is already in danger of extinction, while the internet keeps growing. Today, there’s an increasing number of online news media that offer unbiased latest news and live updates for readers....

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Hackers

Are you fond of video games and play stations online? Be aware! There might be hackers around. Hacking is one of the most recurring phenomena witnessed by many internet users. Hackers cannot just get access to credit card numbers but also your name and home address. Engin Kirda, associate professor at Northeastern University discusses the largest loss of private information as a consequence of hacking.   According...

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Though most parts of the world are under lockdown and are advised to maintain social distancing, the internet is helping all of us to stay together and fight against this trying time. However, many people are using the internet as their refuge and some of us are using it as a platform to participate and serve even at our littlest abilities to make an improvement...

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Think for a minute of all the consequences if you could not talk. This makes us realise that communication is an integral part of human life. All activities stand zero without communication. It is the transfer of facts, feelings, ideas, emotions, etc. from one person to another for mutual understanding. It is needed everywhere, from family to the workplace. In a family or a relationship,...

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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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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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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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