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The internet can be a harsh place. It seems like for every feel-good story or picture of a puppy playing with a kitten, there are 1,000 trolls rummaging through the depths of their minds to post the most vile comments they can imagine. And if you’re a woman or person of color, well, multiply that troll army by 10. But hey, that’s the internet, right? Except it doesn’t have to be that way. And it might not be for much…
Shrouded online websites, black markets and hidden content are often referred to as the “deep web” or the “dark net.” There’s naturally a lot of mystery and curiosity surrounding these portions of the Internet, hidden as they are from the average user. Because hidden web content is so mysterious, a lot of people want to know exactly how to access the deep web. But first, we’re going to need to define what the deep web and dark net actually are,…
Conventional wisdom indicates that Apple will be launching the iPhone 8 later this year, which marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic smartphone, and that the new model will likely feature some form of wireless charging technology. But beyond that, opinions are divided as to what exactly users can expect from the tech giant. Rumors are circulating about the possibility of a number of new features that could be included in the iPhone 8, including an OLED (organic light-emitting diode)…
As you may know, the “web” runs deeper than that network of hyperlinked pages you’re browsing right now. Technically, the portion of the web that search engines like Google (GOOG, -0.32%)and Microsoft (MSFT, 0.00%) Bing catalog is called the “surface web” (though most people will think you’re a weirdo if you call it that). Less accessible portions go by other names. For those who care to draw a distinction, the “deep web” refers to the region outside public view. This includes pages not indexed by…
Cloudflare revealed yesterday that a bug in its code caused sensitive data to leak from some of the major websites that use its performance enhancement and security services. Uber, Fitbit, OkCupid and 1Password are among Cloudflare’s millions of clients, and it’s possible that personal data such as passwords and cookies leaked from many client websites during the five months before the bug was discovered and reported by Tavis Ormandy, a Google researcher. Unfortunately, it’s still not entirely clear how many Cloudflare customers were…
When customers evaluate a product or service, they weigh its perceived value against the asking price. Marketers have generally focused much of their time and energy on managing the price side of that equation, since raising prices can immediately boost profits. But that’s the easy part: Pricing usually consists of managing a relatively small set of numbers, and pricing analytics and tactics are highly evolved. What consumers truly value, however, can be difficult to pin down and psychologically complicated. How…
News in the section ‘Context’ are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods used by the Russian government in its information war. This research project by Aric Toler, a contributor at RuNet Echo and Bellingcat, offers a series of guides, tutorials, and walkthroughs on understanding and conducting open-source research on the Russian-language Internet (RuNet). The primary focus of the project is providing instruction on the nuances of Russian-language…
For more than two decades, people have used the internet to research, shop, make friends, find dates, and learn about the world. And third parties have been watching--and learning. When you open a website, your browser doesn't just talk to the site you've intended to visit. The site may contain "third parties"--other embedded websites that your browser also talks to such as advertisers, website analytics engines, or social media widgets--that can observe your browsing behavior. Often these companies use this…
In the not-so-distant past, market research was a tedious, expensive and distinctively complex manual process. Moreover, the final data collected could prove to be dubious if inappropriate techniques were applied. With the advent of the Internet, traditional limitations to market research have been substantially reduced. In addition, the possibilities for better quality research through online market research continue to grow by the day. Formidable hurdles to traditional market research such as high costs, heavy workloads, and protracted timelines no longer…
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio’s latest market research report on the artificial intelligence market in the US education sector provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. Artificial intelligence market in the US education sector is expected to grow at a spectacular CAGR of over 47%. Jhansi Mary, a lead analyst from Technavio, specializing in…
In a deeply divided country, it can be difficult to find consensus about anything other than the fact that we are living in a stressful time. While chaos and upheaval are nothing new, the way we find out about the world has changed. Instead of struggling to gather information, we are inundated with a ceaseless flow of news, social media and questionable facts. For many of us, generating and managing this information has become a full-time job, leaving little time…
With all the stressful situations we face in our day to day lives, it’s good to have knowledge of relaxation responses to these stressors. This will help you avoid negative effects of stress like insomnia, high blood pressure, headaches, fatigue etc. Jumia Travel shares 7 relaxation techniques to help you achieve this. You can sample several of them to see the one(s) that work(s) best for you. Breathing Exercises In this exercise, you take long, slow, deep breaths (also known…
Bank retailers and advertisers can track your online activity using Web "fingerprinting" techniques, but these methods usually only work across a single browser. Now, however, new technology can follow you anywhere online -- even if you switch browsers. The new tech makes it possible to establish a unique online fingerprint based not on browser features but on features of a user's operating system and computer hardware, according to a new study by researchers at Lehigh University and Washington University. The…
If you’ve ever tried to build classic flat pack furniture without that special screwdriver, you know how important the right tool can be. For social media managers, knowing the right tools and the best apps can make all the difference between a successful campaign and a mediocre one. With countless new apps being launched every day, it can be hard to know which ones are worth using. To help you with that, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites below.…
There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58 percent of success in all types of jobs. People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than people with low EQs. Ninety percent of top performers have high EQs, and a single-point increase in your EQ adds $1,300 to your salary. I could go on and on. Suffice it to say, emotional intelligence…
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