The current Internet has an irrational pricing model that is disconnected from true cost economics. As a result there are huge implicit and invisible transfers between different users and uses. Specifically there is no accounting for differences in quality; quantity alone is not the same as cost or benefit.
A handful of people in the world know how to fix this.
The 8 Best Open-Source Data Lineage Tools to Consider
- Talend Open Studio
- TIBCO Jaspersoft ETL
- Truedat (Bluetab Solutions)
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Internet 2021: Here’s what the new year will (and won’t) bring
Now more than ever we depend on the internet for work, school, and fun. Will the internet providers rise to the challenge? Probably not.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZDNet
. . . as Tom Wheeler, former FCC chairman and a visiting fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, said, we must recognize that the “internet is no longer ‘nice to have,’ it is critical.”
Phi Beta Iota: This will be discussed in The Steele Report on 4 January. The future Web 3.0 Internet demands comprehensive data access and integrity, sense-making tools for the individual, individual sovereignty protections, AND a working global Internet that can meet the needs of rural impoverished users.
The beginning of a significant conversation?
The conversation we maybe should have on camera is about redesigning the Internet for the post-Trump Golden Age ahead.
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The Evolution of Open-Source: Journey from Software to Science
When hearing the term “open-source,” software and IT are what come to mind. But, as the world evolves, this new model is gaining popularity in a variety of fields from business to science.
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Powerful Mobile Phone Surveillance Tool Operates In Obscurity Across The Country
UNTIL NOW, the Bartonville, Texas, company Hawk Analytics and its product CellHawk have largely escaped public scrutiny. CellHawk has been in wide use by law enforcement, helping police departments, the FBI, and private investigators around the United States convert information collected by cellular providers into maps of people’s locations, movements, and relationships. Police records obtained by The Intercept reveal a troublingly powerful surveillance tool operated in obscurity, with scant oversight. Continue reading “Powerful Mobile Phone Surveillance Tool Operates In Obscurity Across The Country”
What Is Dark Fiber, and Can It Make Your Broadband Faster?
Dark fiber is when a fiber-optic connection isn’t being put to use. It’s called “dark fiber” because fiber-optic connections carry light signals to and from their destination.
As such, dark fiber doesn’t have any light signals going through it, making it dark. This is the opposite of “lit fiber,” when a fiber-optic cable is in use.
Dark fiber goes a little further than just “fiber that isn’t being used,” however. For example, if everyone on your neighborhood’s fiber-optic network stopped using the internet all at once, it doesn’t become a dark fiber network.
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Web 2 Oligarchs Cast a Long Shadow. But Web 3 Can Help
Last week, Google suffered a temporary outage, affecting some of the world’s most popular online services, including YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant, and Google Drive. It was down only an hour, but the outage temporarily halted online work for many and illustrated the perils of modern online existence over-reliance on the search engine giant.
The event served as a timely reminder of the fragility of the underlying infrastructure that runs the web. It showcased just how impaired we all are when one of the tech monopolies falters, even just for a moment.
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Blockchain to be used to combat Scotch whisky counterfeiting
Digital transparency company Everledger announced on Friday that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SUERC to tackle counterfeiting in the Scotch whisky industry. SUERC’s proprietary technology will be used in analysing the contents of bottles to authenticate the provenance. The bottles will then be protected with intelligent Everledger anti-tamper bottle closures and connected to the blockchain using Near Field Communication (NFC) tags.
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