Article: How to Know If You Are Under DDoS Attack

Cyber-Security, Software

How to Know If You Are Under DDoS Attack

Nowadays, the term DDoS probably raises the heart rate of most webmasters. Though many don’t know exactly what a DDoS attack is, they do know the effect: an extremely sluggish or shut-down website.

In this article, we’ll focus on how to know if your website is under attack and how to protect it.

Hopefully, we can help you handle DDoS attacks without having a full blown meltdown.

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Article: The Internet Predators

Access, Cyber-Security

The Internet Predators

If the children can be difficult to handle, how do we monitor them when they get older? Can we monitor their online activity, be it on their laptops or smart phones? They may cite their right to privacy which may be healthy and normal. They may see in Internet, a safe “virtual” environment for exploring a little freedom. What however is needed, is to discuss the online experiences, the dangers of interacting with strangers online and reminding them that people online don’t always tell the truth. Taking an active role in their Internet activities helps them without being exposed to the potential dangers.

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Article: Why we cannot give the government a whiff of power over the internet

Access, Cyber-Security

Why we cannot give the government a whiff of power over the internet

In the present context it is clear there must be a separation of the government and cyberspace. We have already seen what can happen when the government is granted general power over the internet. We have already made the mistake. But given the relative youth of the internet, there is still time for us to undo this error — it is not yet entrenched.

As the internet becomes an ever-greater part of everyone’s daily lives, it is crucial that we secure internet freedom for centuries to come. That means less government involvement in general, and no “free data” in particular.

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Article: Mesh Network — Web 3.0?

Autonomous Internet, Web 3.0

Mesh Network — Web 3.0?

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Sepp Hasslberger: UK Lords – Internet a Utility

Access
Sepp Hasslberger

A step in the right direction…

UK parliament calls for Internet to be classified as a public utility

A new report published by the upper house of UK parliament—the House of Lords—has called for Internet access to be reclassified as a public utility. Further, the report says that the UK is falling behind other countries when it comes to both high-speed Internet access (i.e., new fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-node deployments) and universal Internet access—two factors that could significantly affect the UK’s ability to compete in the still-rapidly-growing international digital economy.

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