Daily Archives: February 10, 2017

Areas Of Misuse Of Computers And The Internet – Computer Misuse Act

You must already be familiar with data [data: information without context, for example, a list of students with serial numbers, is data. When these figures represent the placement in a 100 meter race, the data becomes an information] and computer misuse [the data stored electronically is easier to access]; with software [software: a general term used to describe an application or program], which may not be reproduced without permission.

The consequences leads to Software piracy [piracy: the acquisition, benefit from the use or making changes to copyright material without prior permission]; and hacking, and can lead to data corruption; accidental or deliberate.Types of Computer MisusesMisuse of computers and communication can be in different forms:HackingHacking is when an unauthorized person uses a network [Network: A group of interconnected computers]and an Internet modem [modem: a piece of hardware that connects the computer to the Internet] to access security passwords or other security of data stored on another computer. Hackers sometimes use software hacking tools and often target some sites on the Internet. Their exploitation is not only limited to private networks but also to government and corporate computer networks.

Source: Areas Of Misuse Of Computers And The Internet – Computer Misuse Act

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TOR’s Ooniprobe App Tests Your Internet Speed And Censorship Level

Tor Project is best known for its Tor Browser and Tor Bundle. Apart from them, the project is also deeply involved in creating and supporting other applications for ensuring a surveillance-free internet experience. Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) is one such Tor Project.Now, Tor Project has released a new app, Ooniprobe, that can be installed on Android and iOS smartphones. Ooniprobe app has been designed to run various tests for checking your internet speed and censorship levels. Before you can actually use the app to run different tests, you need to read some informational pages and pass a quick test.

Source: TOR’s Ooniprobe App Tests Your Internet Speed And Censorship Level

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Army Preps for Urban Warfare in MegaCities: “Mass Migration, Disaster and Inner-City Turmoil”

There will be war in the streets of America. Things have been engineered that way.The scenarios are many, the issues are complex. The current anger from the left, who are violently protesting against President Trump, is just one aspect of it.But the Pentagon and the U.S. national security structure is increasingly looking towards the shifting demographics around the globe – people have moved from rural areas, and shifted into cities. Where ever conflict stirs, there will be a need for military and SWAT response to the call. Entire cities will be locked down; door to door sweeps will often have violent ends.Baghdad could be brought home to the streets of America, and the military already knows it.The powers that be are deeply concerned about the unfolding situations with migrants, illegal immigrants, potential terrorists, political factions, violent protests, arson and riots.Increasingly, they are training for and expecting a homegrown conflict that will call for them to restore order in a major cities – and even hunt down suspects block to block, like in the Boston Marathon bombing incident, while making some significant infringement of our civil liberties.

Source: Army Preps for Urban Warfare in MegaCities: “Mass Migration, Disaster and Inner-City Turmoil”

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More Power: Powel Crosley and the Cincinnati Flamethrower

We tend to think that there was a time in America when invention was a solo game. The picture of the lone entrepreneur struggling against the odds to invent the next big thing is an enduring theme, if a bit inaccurate and romanticized. Certainly many great inventions came from independent inventors, but the truth is that corporate R&D has been responsible for most of the innovations from the late nineteenth century onward. But sometimes these outfits are not soulless corporate giants. Some are founded by one inventive soul who drives the business to greatness by the power of imagination and marketing. Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park “Invention Factory” comes to mind as an example, but there was another prolific inventor and relentless promoter who contributed vastly to the early consumer electronics industry in the USA: Powel Crosley, Jr.

Although Powel Crosley’s fortune would be made with radio, his first love was the automobile. At the turn of the 20th century, a thirteen-year-old Crosley started building his first car. His father, a prominent Cincinnati lawyer and clearly a man of means, bet the princely sum of $10 that his son couldn’t complete the car. Powel enlisted the help of his brother Lewis, and together they finished the car, complete with a hand-built electric motor. They won the bet and began what would turn into a long business partnership.College eventually beckoned, but Powel’s interest in cars distracted him enough that he dropped out after a couple of years. He tried various automotive ventures with mixed results; while starting a car company was his dream, he seemed to be more adept at inventing various small gadgets for the burgeoning car culture in America. By 1919, Powel and Lewis had amassed a two million dollar fortune and began to look for opportunities in other parts of the growing consumer markets.

Source: More Power: Powel Crosley and the Cincinnati Flamethrower | Hackaday

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‘Tarjimly’ App Will Help Connect Refugees To Translators In Real Time

New technology launched this week is working to bridge the language divide that often occurs between refugees and aid workers. It uses a Facebook Messenger bot to connect to translators anywhere in the world at any time. The service would give the millions of families and individuals in refugee camps around the world a tool that is frequently lost upon the arrival in a new country: the ability to communicate.

A group of five friends started working on creating the bot, called Tarjimly, after hearing stories from friends they knew who had volunteered in the refugee camps in Greece that followed the same theme: if you spoke Arabic or Farsi, 90 percent of your time in the camp was spent translating. Atif Javed, one of the co-founders of Tarjimly, says he remembers hearing a story about a refugee family in Greece who took their sick two-month-old to the medical facility at the camp.

The parents misunderstood the instructions from the doctor, and believed it was safe for them to return home. The miscommunication ended up costing the parents the two-month-old’s life.”We can have thousands of volunteers flood into these camps to try to help, but if you can’t have that basis of communication, how much of an impact can you have?” Javed told A Plus.

Source: ‘Tarjimly’ App Will Help Connect Refugees To Translators In Real Time

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