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On the 5thOctober 2011, Steve Jobs passed away surrounded by his close family. People from around the globe commented on the loss of Jobs and many stated that the world lost a technological genius that day. Steve Jobs has only recently stepped down as CEO of Apple which many believed was due to his on-going battle with pancreatic cancer. There have been various tributes made to Steve Jobs which look back on his time with Apple and the amazing inventions and ideas he helped to bring about and change the way in which we perceive and understand technology today. Steve Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 with his colleagues Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. For Steve, Apple was all about trying something different and more original. Instead of focusing on what would sell and make millions, Jobs focused on what people needed and found them solutions to the problems which faced making technology an intricate part of the average person’s day to day life. Read the rest of this entry
The World Wide Web or WWW as we more commonly know it as – turned 20 on the 6th August 2011. The World Wide Web or W3 Project began back in the late 80’s under Tim Berners-Lee. Berners-Lee developed the project as a way of sharing information through the internet. In 1990 Berners-Lee had developed all the necessary components of the Web as we know it – HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol), HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and the first Web Browser (named WorldWideWeb). With these components and his use of links Berners Lee developed the first ever public website in 1991. The website was a summary of the project and contained a message from Tim Berners-Lee on 6thAugust stating that the “World Wide Web Project aims to allow links to information anywhere” and also “Collaborators welcome!” Read the rest of this entry
Scams and Hacks plague the news both locally and nationally with users hearing more and more of the importance of protecting one’s data and staying safe online. But how does one do this? How can we ensure that we are safe online and protected from these various scams, etc.? There is no definite answer to this question but there are various precautions and actions one can take in order to help make sure you have a safer online experience. As mentioned in previous articles it is important to have knowledge on what is going on in the cyber community and as the phrase goes: ‘knowledge is power’. From understanding and keeping up to date with the various threats that exist on the web you can further keep yourself and fellow users more safe online. Read the rest of this entry
With the numerous reports and hacker activity that has been happening lately it is not hard to see that governments are concerned with these acts of cyber terrorism. Hacker groups like Anonymous and the recently disbanded LulzSec have caused havoc in the cyber community and remain a constant headache to many government and corporate websites. These hacker groups pride themselves in exposing the faults of various corporations and they have even launched cyber attacks against military and government by acquiring various data and hacking into countless numbers of official websites. Read the rest of this entry
Check out this article from HuffPost Tech which describes the fears of the government that as a result of these various cyber attacks countries are now more susceptible than ever to Cyber Terrorism:
I will be going into more detail about this issue after i have done some research but just putting the information out now to see what people think of it? what’s your opinion? Are we truly sitting ducks in the limitless universe of the world wide web?
Please post your comments below…..
Paul Ceglia, the latest in the line of individuals looking for a pay-out from Facebook claims that he has a written contract which Zuckerberg had signed in 2003 stating Ceglia as 50% owner of “the facebook” project in exchange for funding its development. The allegations brought against Zuckerberg are brought 6 years after the breach of the contract but remain within the statute of limitations in New York as according to DLA Piper who are taking the case against Zuckerberg on behalf of Ceglia. The claims were made early in 2010 but were not taken too seriously by the company with Facebook claiming the accusations as nothing more than farce. Read the rest of this entry
Now that the exams are upon us, students everywhere are faced with the stress and strain of having to put their knowledge to the test. As I stated in one of my previous articles, this causes a great amount of pressure for students to do well as we all want to be able to make it for another year. Read the rest of this entry
It was revealed on 21st April that Apple’s iPhone devices were found to have stored information on the various locations the device has travelled to within a secret tracking file within its operating system. Read the rest of this entry
With the digital age in its prime, many questions and worries arise as to what new developments in technology mean to our older traditions. With constant advancements and new ideas it is getting harder and harder for mediums like radio and newspaper to compete with these new technologies. Phones, computers and gadgets have come a long way in recent times and with the world of the internet constantly at our fingertips it is becoming more and more easy to get any information you desire. Read the rest of this entry