What is Sci-Hub: Is Elbakyan Doing the Right Thing?

Sci-Hub was created on 5th September, 2011 by a researcher from Kazakhstan. Famously known as the Robin Hood of Science, Alexandra Elbakyan the creator of Sci-Fi website made around 48 million journal articles available freely online. People could not access any research for free but with Sci-Hub any research is on your fingertips. Creator Elbakyan said that the reason behind her creating Sci-Hub was that she was frustrated when she could not lay her hands on articles required for her ...

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President Obama Responds Positively For an Open Market for Set Top Boxes

President Obama has created a wave of mixed feeling in the world of cable companies and cable users as he announced his support for the ‘Unlock the Box’ initiative. In February, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) had voted for the initiative that aims at loosening the grip of cable companies on the set top boxes that their users get to use. President Obama support for the users who would like to have greater control on the ways in which they ...

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Trello – Organize, Manage and Complete Your Tasks More Systematically with Trello

Post-it notes are so synonymous to reminders that every time I simple see one I am reminded of a task I have to do. But that is just me, and I know that post-its are used as reminders by loads of other people with busy schedules, back-to-back meetings and time-crunched lifestyles. They became so popular that when apps became commonplace, these vibrant little post-its found their way into the brains of quite a few developers who beautifully crafted apps for ...

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Rightscorp “Next Generation Technology”: Scalable Copyright

Rightscorp published its results for the year 2015 this week. The company recorded a net loss of $3.43m, a notable rise from the $2.85m loss recorded in 2014.

 

The company has very few clients and need to expand its copyrights. In United States the Internet service providers are not very fond of copyright trolls like Rightscorp. They target valuable customers who at times erroneously conclude that their provider has been spying on them. The problem is when Rightscorp demands compensation, ...

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Undermining Encryption: A Threat to Your Privacy

Government interference on the encryption of online communication poses a threat to human rights all over the world, Amnesty International warned in one of its briefings published about our very own tech giants Apple challenging the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in court about an order to provide software to bypass iPhone encryption.

According to Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Global Issues “Encryption is a basic prerequisite for privacy and free speech in the digital age. Banning ...

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HTC VIVE – Immerse in the Virtual World

Since its launch in 2015, Vive is just not a plain headset but a complete VR system. Apart from its black goggles, the Vive also includes a set of wireless motion controllers in the shape of cup holders set on sticks, and there are two towers like lighthouses placed in such a manner that they stand in the opposite corners of the room. These towers shoot fields of laser lights for the purpose of motion tracking. The famous gaming company ...

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Whatsapp End to End Encryption: The Future of Personal Communication

It took around one and a half years to complete the security project, and now the WhatsApp messenger has fully applied the robust end to end encryption policy to their application all around the world.

All the WhatsApp users who have updated their mobile phones with the latest version of the application would have the end to end encryption policy by default; hence they will have their communications and media encrypted. There are many WhatsApp users, this company owned by Facebook ...

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Petya Ransomware Take Encryption to the Extreme Level by Encrypting Hard Drives

All this time we have been talking about the importance of encryption and how you can encrypt your files to keep them safe. We have a lot of apps that help us do this so that our banking details or personal communication is not being eavesdropped on by others. Quite inherent to their nature, all good tech inventions can be employed very quickly by the dark universe of internet where these inventions are twisted for the benefit of internet criminals. ...

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San Bernardino iPhone Unlocked by The US Government without Apple’s Help

After a terrific showdown between Apple Inc. and the FBI which was closely followed by people around the world, the Justice department has dropped the case because it had found a way to unlock the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook in the San Bernardino shooting. FBI has been able to unlock the iPhone without Apple’s help. It has used a method that was brought to the organization by an unidentified entity about a month ago. With the help ...

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Apple’s 40 Years in the Industry as It Modestly Rose to Fame

On April 1, 1976, somewhere in a garage in California, three most innovative brains of the era sat working on a project that led to the creation of one of the world’s most valuable companies – Apple Inc. Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Inc. The company which is recognized as one of the most powerful tech companies that takes residence in the Silicon Valley and has over 480 retail stores which are spread in 18 countries ...

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