Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Internet Isn’t Really Free – Who Is Censoring It & Why

In any free, democratic society, citizens take pride in the fact that they have free access to information. This is true in many countries, where citizens have won hard-fought battles for independence. It is something that is sacred here in the U.S. However, the idea that the Internet is completely free – a wide-open source of all sides of any argument – is actually a farce. Read more

Friday, September 21, 2012

Congress looks to tighten e-mail privacy law | PCWorld

A bill that will require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing private online communications such as e-mail or social networking interactions is expected to be introduced in the Senate today.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union, this legislation is a "key piece of efforts to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act," which was first passed in 1986. Even if you know nothing about the privacy act, you can probably figure out that legislation that passed in 1986 relating to online privacy is due for an update. Read more

Friday, September 14, 2012

7 Important Email Security Tips You Should Know About

Internet security is a topic that we all know to be important, but it often sits way back in the recesses of our minds, fooling ourselves into believing that “it won’t happen to me”. Whether it’s the destructive force of the newest virus or just the hacking attempts of a newbie scriptkiddy, we’re always only one click away from dealing with a security mess that we’d rather not confront. Nowhere is this truer than in our emails. Read more

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What Is A Processor Core? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Every computer has a processor, whether it’s a small efficiency processor or a large performance powerhouse, or else it wouldn’t be able to function. Of course, the processor, also called the CPU or Central Processing Unit, is an important part of a functioning system, but it isn’t the only one.

Today’s processors are almost all at least dual-core, meaning that the entire processor itself contains two separate cores with which it can process information. But what are processor cores, and what exactly do they do? Read more