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Top 5 Things You Should Know About Online Privacy

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Privacy is something which is always precious and vulnerable topic for everyone, comparing the current growth in technology use of online mode has been increased in exponential rate. You can say as online shopping, marketing, investments or other daily activities. But ever occurred to you why and what is online privacy?

If you think having a phone with a password or using any app locks application can protect your device then you are wrong. Here are a few interesting points which you should know about online privacy and apply while you are online which is every time because you get offline not your data, it is online every time.

1. Make sure you are on a secure page

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For visiting any site you require the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the site. URL is the web address which is the source of the location of a particular site. The question arises how can I check or know whether the link is safe or not?

Any URL link you visit has a prefix “http://www. ” where http stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol basically it is a link between you and the server but how or why this matters. The answer is many online fraud has been done by creating a fake page which just pops up on your screen and unintentionally you put your data thinking it’s the original site and you think it’s a secure but all your data is transferred to the person who created that temporary page and that person get to know all your private details.

Thus, the solution is whenever you visit any site look for “https://www “here https stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. This means that the site already has been verified and is secure and safe to access.

2.Clear your browsing history

online privacy

You might be wondering how browsing history is related to my privacy security but ever wondered how ads pop up and if you haven’t then observed that those ads are always related to something which you just recently searched. This means those ads were generated by collecting the data of your cookies. Thus to avoid unwanted pop up of ads it’s always wise to clear your history so that ads generation will be reduced, use software which clear the cookies and cache memory many apps are also available which does the same work. Else you might get caught in some fraud ads which ask for your data and you might end up in some problem.

3. Never Ever Use Free Wi-Fi

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The Internet is something which we need every time but that doesn’t mean to be careless and to put your private information on risk. The most common threat which people face using public free Wi-Fi is Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack in which the hacker attacks to eavesdrop on your data and later the data is transferred from your device to site without your knowledge. The best way to avoid this threat is to not use public Wi-Fi or use VPN instead which is a virtual private network and it encrypts your information and then passes into or out your device while using public Wi-Fi. It is safe to use VPN but it’s important that one should know how to use it or the matter of fact that things like this even exist.

4. Give alternate Email ID while Registration

alternate Email ID

If you are just testing some software/application or visiting any site for information never give your personal or professional Email ID it would be more safe and wise to give an alternate Email ID because by sharing the Email ID you share your data and it would be better to use a fake name while registration and always try to keep your identities separate. Since it is talked about registration always use Two Step Verification to improve your security level and to secure your privacy. Two Step Verification facilities are available in Gmail, Facebook, and all the other social media apps, so use it to be safe from intruders.

You can also use disposable email address for temporary use. Here are some of the websites that provide these services

mailinator.com

temp-mail.org

tempmailaddress.com

5.Custom browser over private browsers

Every browser has a private browser (In layman’s language incognito mode) but is it safe? Does it really helps or to hide things?

Opinon Johanson Internet issue

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The answer is no, incognito only hides the browser history, cache memory, and cookies but it hides from your phone, not from the Server or the Internet provider it just deletes internet tracking records and basically all it does it to prevent others who use same device or system to know what has been searched. So if you were thinking using incognito is safe and can’t be getting tracked or fooled then it’s your myth. The solution is simple in general people are aware of very few browsers mainly Google Chrome, Mozilla, Opera etc. Instead, you can use some Custom Browsers which really helps and is better for privacy, try Epic Privacy Browser, Comodo Dragon, T.O.R. (The Onion Router) or Comodo IceDragon.

These are some list of things you need to take care of while you are online because privacy is something which is private to everyone.

Hope this helps you.

 

 

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  1. Ganesh Bhawar

    18th October 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Can you please explain more about VPN. I would love to know how that works and I can use it.

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How Google is using AI to Prevent Blindness in Diabetics

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google ai to prevent Blindness in Diabetics

Artificial Intelligence is in its development stage, and at many times we find it hard to find the best application of the technology for the betterment of human society. I think it is similar to the situation faced by us 70 years back from now when we didn’t know that what to use a computer for.

Many companies including Google are trying to find ways in which AI can be utilized in the best way possible to help simplify the challenging problems faced worldwide.

This story was recently featured on the homepage of Google. It shares a story about how a team at Google is using AI to help doctors prevent blindness in diabetics.

Google research scientist Varun Gulshan started this project in his home country India.

The Problem

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With seventy million folks with diabetes, India encompasses a growing drawback with diabetic retinopathy. It creates lesions within the back of the membrane that may result in total visual impairment.

Eighteen per cent of diabetic Indians already suffer from it. With 415 million diabetics in danger for visual impairment worldwide, it may be a world concern.

But the great news is that permanent vision loss isn’t inevitable. For those that square measure diagnosed early enough, medications, therapies, exercise and a healthy diet square measure extremely effective treatments for preventing additional harm.

The Tricky Part

AI diabetic retinopathy

Image: Google Stories

If Google’s artificial intelligence may facilitate build designation diabetic retinopathy easier by accurately deciphering retinal scans, then maybe the visual modality of millions may be saved.

The difficult half was making a data set for the AI model to train on a task that involves grading and labelling all the scans one by one for various grades of severity.

Finding that downside would eventually need an outsized team of ophthalmologists whose grading of the scans would inform the AI model. And the team also requires quality data to provide more accurate information.

Training the model

The team was assisted by ophthalmologists at Aravind and Sankara Nethralaya to label the membrane pictures. when a couple of short months, the model was trained to spot key markers of diabetic retinopathy, like nervous tissue injury, swelling and haemorrhaging.

And with a bigger knowledge set, Gulshan was positive that they might build the model even additional correct.

They were successfully able to train the model and make a device from it.

How the Google AI Model Works to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

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Image: Google Stories

  1. Over 50 ophthalmologists have manually reviewed more than 1 million anonymous retina scans, rating each for the level of diabetic retinopathy present.

  2. Each scan is reviewed multiple times and is graded manually on a scale of 1 (no diabetic retinopathy signs present) to 5 (extreme signs present).

  3. Each scan is reviewed multiple times and is graded manually on a scale of 1 (no diabetic retinopathy signs present) to 5 (extreme signs present).

  4. Once the algorithm has been trained, it can be used to power an application called an Automated Retinal Disease Assessment (ARDA). ARDA allows a user to upload a retina scan for instant analysis of diabetic retinopathy.

Verdict

Getting a diabetic retinopathy diagnosis will cause higher outcomes overall. ‘If you notice retinal unwellness at associate degree early stage after they don’t would like treatment’, Dr. Cuadros says, ‘it’s still a chance for the patient to know that polygenic disorder is starting to have an effect on their body.

This was just one of the ways in which artificial intelligence could be used to solve compelling problems faced by millions of people. Visit Google stories for more such stories.

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Everything You Need To Know About Nokia 3310 4G

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Specification, Release Date, Price and everything you need to know about Nokia 3310 4G

After the launch of the new Nokia 3310 4G on January 2018 in China in partnership with China Mobile. It has been appreciated and welcomed by lots of Nokia user with a huge response. We will go through all the Specifications, Features, Prices and some other valuable information regarding Nokia 3310 4G.

Nokia 3310 4G with different color model

Image: tehnot.com

Specifications:-

  • First of all Nokia 3310 4G comes with a 2.4-inch display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 4:3 ration (~ 167 PPI densities) and weight 88.1 g (3.10 Oz). It measures 117.00 x 52.40 x 13.35 (height x width x thickness).
  • Furthermore, it runs on Android (YunOS) an incompatible fork of AOSP (Android Open Source Project) with 256 MB RAM.
  • With an Internal storage of 512 MB, Micro SD card can be extended up to 64 GB.
  • Most importantly it is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accesses micro SIM, with connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Hotspot, FM, Bluetooth, Messaging, Audio/Video Player with 3G,4G support.
  • As far the camera is concerned it has 2 MP with flash and video is also available.
  • Above all, it has removable Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4UL) with a standby up to 360 h (3G), Talk time up to 8 h (3G), Music play 31 h
  • Nokia 3310 4G comes with two color options Fresh Blue and Deep Black.

Nokia 3310 4G Deep Black

 

Nokia 3310 4G Fresh Blue

Release Date and Prices:-

Nokia 3310 4G

Image: nokia.com

Till now Nokia 3310 4G is not available anywhere but it has been released only in China. Prices have not been released yet but expected to be launched globally at MWC 2018. It is expected to be released in February at China Mobile retail stores in China. So stay tuned we can expect some very good results at MWC 2018. However, Nokia has listed the Nokia 3310 4G model on its official website nokia.com.

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