While searching for tech trends and investments opportunities I discovered an article from Deloitte Insights about the technology growth in unstructured data. Unstructured data is essentially chaos, but if you're able to show relations between data elements, it's no longer unstructured and helps build a better picture of what's occurring. Commodities make a good example. Analyzing wheat yields without rain fall or soil erosion factored in, leaves a lot of questions when interpreting results. By adding more variables to the equation, the results are calculated with greater accuracy. Tapping into this vast amount of information that is becoming available from everywhere on the web, dark and deep web included, (data that is not currently included or information sitting idly), analytics experts can gain much greater insight into customer behavior and market movement.
The explosive growth of IoT (Internet of Things) is expected to surpass 44 Zettabytes in 2020. That's 44 trillion gb of information, which is 10 times more than today, and hopefully will be used to make better decisions (before the AI bots make them for us). Read the full article at Deloitte Insights for more information.
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Norse collects and analyzes live threat intelligence from darknets in hundreds of locations in over 40 countries. The attacks shown are based on a small subset of live flows against the Norse honeypot infrastructure, representing actual worldwide cyber attacks by bad actors. At a glance, one can see which countries are aggressors or targets at the moment, using which type of attacks (services-ports).
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I keep an eye on web traffic coming into all of my sites and my clients' sites. Since the World Cup in Rio last summer, I have notice a sharp increase in the volume of traffic from South America. I didn't think much of it at first thinking it might have been stemming from the few posts I made rooting for the Netherlands team, but the numbers from Brazil remained high. Last week I had to take closer notice the volume coming in from Sao Paulo exceeded the what I was receiving from the United States.
In the domain industry there's a lot of discussion about Chinese domain names and the size and potential of China's market. I don't qualify as a player in the industry. There are fish, big fish and whales. On the scale of things, I'd be less than one plankton, just a single celled amoeba eeking out a living. As large as China is, I don't see a lot of traffic emanating from them. Very well could be I don't have the domain names that would attract their attention, but even on client domains that might, I don't see anything that significant from them at all.
Traffic from Sao Paulo was closer to 5 percent above the US traffic volume. Drilling through the analytics, best I could determine is strong interest in technology. Did you know Sao Paulo is the world's 4th largest city? I have heard of Sao Paulo, but had no idea they'd have so much going on and new tech growth. Take a fresh look at Sao Paulo, they're already the next big thing.
Several articles came out about US Marshall's using small aircraft to gather data on all US citizens and that's it. There's no follow up, no more that will come of it and the data mining will continue unabated. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple said years ago that privacy is dead. And, to my surprise it went with out a fight or even the smallest hint of a protest.
The right to privacy is one of the fundamental rights in the Bill of Rights, actually it's number 6 on the list of 10 rights that were so important they were added to the Constitution. Except for a few articles, from the Wall Street Journal to Fox News, it doesn't even make the nightly news. Is it that people just don't care, is it a trade off for keeping law and order among the masses? Or is this incident just one of the many ways that our freedoms are rapidly eroding? What happens when you act outside of your profile? How many alarm bells ring then?
Read the full article on TechNewsWorld.com.
This is no joke and maybe in a few years you can forget about buying the watch or upgrading your phone, you'll be able to communicate brain to brain. Professor Alvaro Pascual-Leone, from Harvard Medical School, with a leading team of engineers successfully transmitted the words in a computer-mediated brain-to-brain transmission from a location in India to a location in France using internet-linked electroencephalogram (EEG) and image-guided transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technologies. (say what?)
From the article they were able to decode the message sent, but wasn't like a thought or an images just appeared in their head. The message is received like a series of flashes of light. It's mind blowing technology and the implications are enormous. Ever have someone blow up your phone with text messages? Imagine... Read the full article here.
An anonymous cookie that is. With all the news about BitCoin and anonymous transactions making their way into mainstream news, started to investigate the Deep Web, or the dark side of the internet. Only about 4% of the web is visible to the average user. Sites like Facebook, Reddit, YouTube and other commercial business sites make up this 4% while the other 96% are sites that are not indexed by Google and Bing. Wow right.
To surf the dark side requires anonymity and caution, (consider yourself fore-warned) You can look on Hidden-Wiki and search .onion, TOR and that will get you started. A lot of the sites have been taken down and, count on being tracked by NSA, FBI and a few other 3 character government agencies.
It's a sick, sick world under the surface, I'll stay on the topside with the other 4%.
Net Neutrality Was Appealed This Week
What is Net Neutrality and what does it mean now that it has been appealed? These are good questions and from talking with people this topic generally goes over their heads or they don't know enough to have an interest. But, as much as we all depend on the internet and searching for data, keeping the net neutral is important and we should take it one step further with pure search algorithms, rather than paid search.
A neutral net is when you go a website and all content is delivered unrestricted by the internet service provider (ISP) and only throttled by the web-servers themselves. Removing or appealing that ability, some websites may not be delivered by different ISP's at all or equally. Searching by any of the top providers like Google are not a pure search function either. The results you receive are mostly, if not exclusively from paid for search words auctioned to advertisers. Having a great domain name is essential to reach through search engines with organic traffic.
There needs to be a campaign for the freedom of information and the ability to find it. I know that I like to find exactly what I am searching for and not get stuck with whichever advertiser would like to get in front of me. There are a couple of things in play that have yet to come to light.
The FCC has sold the lower end of the radio frequency spectrum to the big wireless providers in what is called the Repack pushing HDTV to UHF. They are paying for this migration which will occur over the next 5 years. This will allow ATSC v3.0 to roll out which will allow broadcast TV to hit your cell phone and other wireless devices. Just when you though TV was dead it will coming back with a vengeance. There's a lot of competition to get in front of your eyes. From the ads on the pump at the gas station to grabbing the eyes of your child on a classroom screen, these powerful groups know the value of programming. And not programming like writing code, programming as it refers to conditioning behavior.
About the image, just thought the owl feet were cool.