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Changing the Face of the Internet, Online.io to Provide A U…

Changing the Face of the Internet, Online.io to Provide A U…

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Decentralized platform Online.io will restructure how the internet will be used by people. Offering users protection from intrusive ads, malicious codes/apps and privacy violations. May 8th, 2018: Today, the model of most websites is to offer free services to its users. The word “free” is arbitrary, since these platforms earn profits from running ads and collecting user’s datum to be sold off to data researchers and other organizations. Other more malicious parties on the internet write compromising codes and applications, which users download and their systems are infected, essentially being used or controlled for nefarious purposes. Anyone who has used the internet has experienced intrusive ads. These can range from small pop ups on the side of the screen to huge ones in
SCHROCK: The fake information internet

SCHROCK: The fake information internet

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John Richard Schrock is a professor at Emporia State University. Twenty years ago, a study found that medical and health information available on the internet was unreliable and error-laden. Today, a new study by a University of Kansas professor shows that our current youth continue to face the same wasteland of internet quackery and remain just as vulnerable to misinformation as before. In the June 1998 issue of Pediatrics, physicians McClung, Murray and Hietlinger investigated “The Internet as a Source for Current Patient Information.” They selected the topic of acute childhood diarrhea—a problem that can be fatal to young children—and searched the top 60 web sites. Despite these web sites being run by medical professionals, university hospitals and health news services, 80 percent pr
Internet wasteland growing – Opinion – The Ottawa Herald

Internet wasteland growing – Opinion – The Ottawa Herald

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By JOHN RICHARD SCHROCKEducation Frontlines Twenty years ago, a study found that medical and health information available on the internet was unreliable and error-laden. Today, a new study by a University of Kansas professor shows that our current youth continue to face the same wasteland of Internet quackery and remain just as vulnerable to misinformation as before. In the June 1998 issue of Pediatrics, physicians McClung, Murray and Hietlinger investigated “The Internet as a Source for Current Patient Information.” They selected the topic of acute childhood diarrhea—a problem that can be fatal to young children — and searched the top 60 websites. Despite these websites being run by medical professionals, university hospitals and health news services, 80 p
Medora third grader wins Doodle 4 Google competition for No…

Medora third grader wins Doodle 4 Google competition for No…

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First clue: This person was in Mrs. Toso's class.Anticipation began to build as students in other classes tried to guess who it could be.Second clue: This person's favorite color was pink.More laughter and pointing began.Final clue: this person loved hockey.It became clear then that it could only be one person: Conner Honeyman.As Conner's name was announced and his drawing for the Doodle 4 Google competition was revealed, his parents and family came out to surprise him, all while his classmates were cheering loudly for him.Conner, a third grader, said he was not expecting his name to be read as the winner."Whenever they said it was pink I thought they were basing it off of the picture, so I thought that I wasn't going to be it," he said. "But then they said the person liked hockey and n...
What Is the Deep Web?

What Is the Deep Web?

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The Deep Web describes the hidden parts of the internet that can’t be found using search engines such as Google. There’s a vast amount of data on the Deep Web, including some perfectly everyday stuff, such as the contents of your own webmail inbox. The Deep Web is victim to a lot of misconception, though, and is frequently confused with the Dark Web, and its own associated illegal activities. There’s far more data hidden – around 500 times more – on the Deep Web than what’s on the standard “Surface” Web. But, unlike the latter, this data isn’t indexed by search engines, so can’t be found by typing a few phrases into Google. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds. We explain everything you need to know about the Deep Web: What it is, how it works, how it’s different to the Dar
ACCC publishes submissions in digital platforms inquiry

ACCC publishes submissions in digital platforms inquiry

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Nearly 60 associations and commissions, media houses and brands have submitted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platforms inquiry, it was revealed today. The consumer watchdog launched its inquiry into better understanding the potentially detrimental impact digital and social giants such as Google and Facebook are having on media and advertising competition in the Australian market last December. The inquiry, was prompted by treasurer, Scott Morrison, and published an issues paper on 26 February seeking feedback on the power of digital platforms from across the industry. Specifically, the ACCC is being asked to
Dissecting the dark world of travel search engines, hotels …

Dissecting the dark world of travel search engines, hotels …

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We have always defended the notion that the value online travel agencies have is to provide visibility to hotels and help them generate new sales, sales that otherwise would be impossible to access.This greater exposure, by generating more demand for you, allows you to increase your average price, not only for OTAs but also for the rest of your channels, something which is highly positive and has a direct impact on your RevPar.These are two great value proposals which, at least to this day, make OTAs key elements in online sales of hotels.But that is where it all ends, or at least most of it. All sales channelled by Booking.com or Expedia whose origin is a client who already knew you, a recommendation from a friend or a client who found you on TripAdvisor, a...