Do you use Wikipedia as a trusted resource for information and background on a variety of topics? If you answered yes, you might want to rethink that. Wikipedia editors recently revealed that potential hundreds of their entries are paid ‘sockpuppet’ entries. ‘Sockpuppet’ entries are fake, and used for promotional purposes – these are infact against Wikipedia’s policies.
New web domains were launched last week, but what on earth does that mean for you and why should you care? Well, first off let’s start with what a web domain actually is – the letters that reside at the end of a web address, the most common one that we all use would be ‘.com’.
The need to secure the transmission of data between computers or between a computer and a server appeared since the first connection was made and has become ever more important as we began to send more and more data over the internet. Thus, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and later on Transport Layer Security (TLS), which are cryptographic protocols, were created. These provide security for the data that is sent over the Internet.
First off, let’s establish what NFC means. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and is a form of technology that wirelessly sends payment information. Think virtual wallets. By installing an NFC chip within your smartphone, you can store your credit card info and pay by swiping your phone over the credit card reader. Pretty nifty!
As with any new product launch, there have been leaks about what new capabilities the Google Glass will bring with it. Being the first of its kind, the mind boggles at what our future might look like, and if all goes well, we won’t be able to live without it.