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All cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft or Google, Alicloud or Dropbox, Citrix, follow the same basic principle — they all sync and copy to a centralized cloud server cluster via the internet. Millions of users and their devices every second connect to these central cloud clusters to store and access files that are associated with their online accounts.

It cannot be argued that the cloud has been one of the greatest success stories of our generation, but a centralized server architecture has its set of shortcomings.

When the organization adopts cloud-based infrastructure they take risks of outsourcing…


Centralized cloud storage services such as Mega have become an integral part of our lives as well as business. But their developing control over clients and untrustworthy strategic policies have gone unchecked for quite a while. It has become a common practice for market leaders to access personal data through unauthorized means to generate higher profits at the cost of the security and privacy of their users as doing so goes directly against their business model. An integrated platform sounds good but it doesn’t bring the highest security and simplicity for users. …


Centralized cloud storage services such as Microsoft OneDrive have become an integral part of our lives as well as business. But their developing control over clients and untrustworthy strategic policies have gone unchecked for quite a while. It has become a common practice for market leaders to access personal data through unauthorized means to generate higher profits at the cost of the security and privacy of their users as doing so goes directly against their business model. An integrated platform sounds good but it doesn’t bring the highest security and simplicity for users. …


Centralized cloud storage services such as Google Drive have become an integral part of our lives as well as business. But their developing control over clients and untrustworthy strategic policies have gone unchecked for quite a while. It has become a common practice for market leaders to access personal data through unauthorized means to generate higher profits at the cost of the security and privacy of their users as doing so goes directly against their business model. …


Centralized cloud storage services such as Microsoft Dropbox have become an integral part of our lives as well as business. But their developing control over clients and untrustworthy strategic policies have gone unchecked for quite a while. It has become a common practice for market leaders to access personal data through unauthorized means to generate higher profits at the cost of the security and privacy of their users as doing so goes directly against their business model. …


Centralized cloud storage services such as Amazon AWS have become an integral part of our lives as well as business. But their developing control over clients and untrustworthy strategic policies have gone unchecked for quite a while. It has become a common practice for market leaders to access personal data through unauthorized means to generate higher profits at the cost of the security and privacy of their users as doing so goes directly against their business model. …


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In the age of the internet where expressing yourself has become easier than ever thanks to social media platforms, there is a growing amount of cautiousness about what we say, share and do online. Expressing our opinions through posts, comments, and tweets that do not conform to the ideology of an organization or a state has far-reaching consequences, and those found guilty are punished as a reminder that there is no freedom of speech on the internet.

An example is China. Its citizens have limited access to information about what is going on and the government has total control over…


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When you think about applications of Blockchain Technology, the first thing you would remember is bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that have risen in popularity and value like the original cryptocurrency — Bitcoin which has grown from $0.0008 per token to an all-time high of $64829 since its inception in 2009. But it is easy to forget that cryptocurrencies are not the only innovations made possible by blockchain technology.

Blockchain offers other essential features that have led to a wide variety of applications across various industries that have been able to utilize the power of the digital ledger to optimize their…


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Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch has expanded its rules to include off-platform “misconduct” that breaks its rules and could result in a ban from the streaming service even when it doesn’t occur on their platform. This news comes as an increasing number of big tech companies increase their reach into various aspects of digital life and try to suppress freedom of speech as the guardians of free speech.

“While this policy is new, we have taken action historically against serious, clear misconduct that took place off service, but until now, we didn’t have an approach that scaled. These investigations are vastly…


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Facebook has been hit by yet another data scandal. This time a user in a low-level hacking forum published the phone numbers and personal data of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries. Including records of 32 million users in the US, 11 million in the UK and 6 million in India. The information leaked contains Facebook IDs, phone numbers, locations, birthdays, bios and in some cases the email addresses of users.

The company confirmed in a blog post that the leak was due to a flaw in its “contact importer” that has been previously reported and already patched…

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