I had promised myself that I would try and get a blog post up that was actually technical in nature as recently my topics haven’t been. Well, I couldn’t come up with a technical subject to write about and it’s been far too long since my last post so i’m going to go with a subject that isn’t very technical but is something i’m very passionate about. That subject is Net Neutrality.
The recent HeartBleed security concern has a lot of people rushing to change their passwords on various compromised sites. This is because security experts just don’t know what information could have been taken. While that advice is solid, because you should be changing your passwords frequently anyway, a password is becoming less and less of a secure way to protect your sensitive information.
With the addition of a new player, Google Plus, into the social media space you may be wondering what sets it apart from Facebook behemoth. After spending several months using Google Plus I can say that there is a strong list of features that set it apart from Facebook. Everyone looks for something different so I’ve tried to focus on features from a more technical standpoint.One of the things that sets Google+ apart from Facebook is something that most articles don’t really focus on and that’s photos. With Picasa running the back-end for photos in Google Plus it gives you greater control and flexibility than that of what Facebook offers.
Over the weekend a new FireFox plug-in appeared. The functionality behind this plug-in is not new, what is new is the ease of use and how easily accessible it is not for anyone to be malicious. Because of this it’s important to know what it does and how to protect yourself from being a victim of it’s misuse.
Google has put it’s foot down this time in regards to Chinese censorship of information. Google has stated that they will no longer censor their results on google.cn and that if it means they will no longer be able to operate in China they will be taking their site down.
Google was founded and it gained it’s huge success off of freedom of information, well that and advertisements. So it makes sense that they are backing freedom of information in China, it’s just unfortunate that it is going to likely cost Google’s Chinese employees their jobs.