Author: Edwin Ivanauskas

A Brief Look at The State of The Internet in The U.S.A.

According to a January 2014 report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 87 percent of Americans now have internet access. The flip side of this unprecedented overall penetration is that U.S. internet adoption is actually slowing compared to all previous years. Simply put, those who don’t already have internet access probably either can’t get it or don’t want it. There are still plenty of areas where internet service, especially broadband, is still largely unavailable. And there are still significant portions of the population that lack the interest or the means to sign up with an ISP. DSL and...

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Following Up on Google’s “Right to be Forgotten” Ruling

Navigating the thin line between the public’s right to know and an individual’s right to privacy has always been tricky business, and the recent “Right To Be Forgotten” ruling by a European court hasn’t made it any clearer. In early May, the court ordered Google to remove search results deemed “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” as per a private individual’s request. With such a game-changing decision on the books, it’s important to look at the pros and cons of this controversial ruling and its impact on the availability and transparency of information. “Right To Be Forgotten” on Par...

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Internet Use: Cord Cutters vs. Cable Subscribers

Severing the attachment from cable TV in lieu of streaming and other antenna- and Internet-based entertainment – also known as “cord cutting” – is a surging trend in entertainment consumption. Beginning in 2007 with the dawn of Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” service, innumerable apps and streaming services arrived to provide solace to those who wanted nothing more than to leave their cable subscriptions behind. Cord Cutters Dice up the Entertainment Market Cord cutters take this route for various reasons, but the main priority is to stop paying for cable subscriptions, equipment, and other fees that provide loads of channels and...

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LastPass vs. Dashlane: Which Password Manger Serves Your Needs Best?

Whether you primarily use the Internet for work or for pleasure, you’re constantly bombarded by demands to create usernames and passwords. Getting creative with them often means creating logins you’ll never remember, yet easy passwords make you especially vulnerable to cyber bad guys. A password manager solves those problems and simplifies your life. Rather than remembering several passwords, you just remember the one master password. In addition to keeping your login information safe, password managers take care of filling out those pesky forms, auto generate passwords, and let you store other critical data, such as health insurance cards and...

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