internet Tag

This contemporary age can rightly be called the "Age of Digitalisation". Never in the hitherto existing history of human civilisation have humans been so closely interlinked. Many call it a cure, many call it a boon but the reality remains that in the present times, everyone has their presence in the digital world of the Internet. The society has turned to this development so fast...

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emergence

In nature, no single individual bee has the intellectual or organisational capacity to build a beehive, yet a group of several thousand bees—each with the same limited intelligence—can accomplish this sophisticated task.   “No one can explain how it happens.  However, this is an emergence,” says Chris Riedl, a professor of business and computer science at Northeastern University, who is interested in crowdsourcing innovation. His past research...

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Facebook

Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey has decided to “stop all political advertising on Twitter globally” and it was something that was expected of Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook but was done by Dorsey. It might also be seen as something that was the right thing to do at the right time. The paid-for political reach enabled by “highly optimised and targeted” messaging’s extent is largely unknown...

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Virtual connectivity

Globalisation where on one hand, has improved the business world and promoted communication and relationships across borders and cultures, on the other hand, it has also made business models more and more complex. Communication gaps are proving to be a big challenge and may turn into a threat, depending on the situation.   The managers cannot be present everywhere at all times and for every occasion. In...

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Sophisticated and coordinated attacks can take down websites of some of the largest organisations in the world. From the infamous ‘Anonymous’ group to North Korea’s widely feared army of hackers, cyber warfare has become a recurring phenomenon. Such attacks don’t always target governments and organisations. In fact, in most cases, they are aimed at the average web surfer, people like you and me.   What started with...

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cyber-security

Cyber-security is something we are conscious about, yet are ignorant towards. We all want our data to be secure and care about our privacy, but none of us actually read the terms and conditions of any product or service and just go ahead and sign ‘I agree’ at the end. However, it is more than just your online accounts and social media profiles. We install...

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digital privacy

FaceApp, an application, shows you how you would look like in your golden years when you upload a headshot on it. It is no doubt fun and entertaining. Everyone uploads their aged look on their social media and everyone has fun. What we do not bother ourselves with while having fun, are the privacy issues. Do we actually think about our digital privacy? David Choffnes, an...

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privacy

You cannot escape the internet in the present day. Although it feels like we can’t function without the internet, it hasn’t been around since the beginning. The internet was especially not a factor of concern during the time laws regarding freedom of speech and expression were made.   Dale Herbeck, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Arts, Media, and Design...

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digitalisation

In the era of digitalisation, where you have a virtual identity, who is to say that your data and personal information will not be leaked publicly or it won’t be sold off to anyone? Every time you log into your social media account, or link your Gmail to any other website or app to login, all your personal information is accessible by the app. You...

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