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Infographic: Hackers Create An Amazing, Illegal Portrait Of The Internet

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It wasn’t malicious. The file itself was the size of a small JPEG. It was given the absolute lowest priority. And it was set to self-destruct if anything went wrong. But this small file allowed one single hacker to measure the Internet activity of nearly half a million connected devices around the world, then share the results with everyone.

How was this even possible? The "hacker" barely hacked anything. In reality, they gained access to all these systems because each had the default "root" set as a password. With this access in hand, they ran several tests focusing on Internet structure and activity. And what they created from all this data is a spectacular map that captures a day in the life of the Internet (and all of its users).


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Sakis Koukouvis's comment, May 11, 2013 3:17 AM
Wonderful
Nacho Vega's curator insight, May 11, 2013 12:18 PM

Creative power: hacking at the end of the world!

 

Using "root" as universal key :))

Kristin Newton's curator insight, May 11, 2013 10:10 PM

The Internet is connecting us day by day in amazing ways.

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Who Are You Online? Transparency vs Anonymity [infographic]

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This infographic is from Daily Infographic

 

Transparency vs Anonymity ... Who Are You Online?

 

Today’s infographic shows these divergent philosophies of Internet culture and, most interestingly, what the average Internet user thinks about the privacy of their information online.

 

**What type of user are you?

 

**Do you prefer anonymity or transparency?

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

See full article and infographic here [http://bit.ly/AnKTTo]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 21, 2012 12:47 PM
Jan,
This is a terrific summary of the infographic. My feeling is that transparency is not a black and white definition of - disclosing everything or disclosing nothing. There's lots of shades of gray. I like the definition of transparency from "Public Parts" that Jeff Jarvis published last year - it also includes engaging with people around what you disclose. I think there is a place for being anonymous - especially when the information you disclose might put you in physical danger. Have written a lot about transparency - about the practice in my first book and in my second book how to measure it http://www.bethkanter.org/power-light/
Mike Coyle's curator insight, March 5, 4:27 PM

Good comparison.

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How Much Is the Internet's Electric Bill? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The data centers that keep the Internet running require an incredible amount of electricity every year ... and they waste most of it.

 

While surfing the web, you’re probably more concerned with the charge left on your laptop’s battery. But how much power does it require to keep the Internet itself running?

Powering worldwide data centers for major web companies like Google and Amazon is a huge undertaking. Between the servers and their cooling systems, 'data barns' consume 30 billion watts annually, about 1.5% of global electricity. And at the rate the Internet is growing and adding users, expect that to rise significantly in the next several years.

 

Are these centers being run efficiently? What toll does it take on the environment just to make sure your Facebook status (and a billion other Facebook users’) reaches the masses?

Learn more in this infographic via Mashable...


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Internet-60-Seconds-Infographic-Part-2

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de Bruijne Benjamin's comment, June 18, 2013 5:40 AM
Et dire que c'est la crise !
Jennifer Samuels's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:40 PM

I'll have to check the sources, but it doesn't sound unreasonable.

Joshua Lipworth's curator insight, July 24, 2013 11:19 AM

This is great because of blah blah blah