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Why #AdBlockers May be as Bad as the #Ads they are blocking: they need to make $$ using ads+tracking

Why #AdBlockers May be as Bad as the #Ads they are blocking: they need to make $$ using ads+tracking | It's a digital world | Scoop.it
For publishers and advertisers, Internet ad blockers are a scourge. But the blockers also have to pay the bills.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, December 18, 2016 12:02 PM

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Surveillance is part of the web browsing experience mostly due to ads and social beacons. Trying to block them off not only degrades the user experience but may not provide the expected benefits as it may provide a different type of surveillance. Ad blocking does not appear to be the solution after all. So what can provide more privacy when surfing the web? The question remains open.

Jean-Marie Grange's comment, December 20, 2016 1:12 PM
Maybe one solution would be for content publishers to offer the choice of paying a fair amount for ad-free content... http://sco.lt/7CrAVl
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Five Best Password Managers @lifehacker

Five Best Password Managers @lifehacker | It's a digital world | Scoop.it

A while ago, all it took to be a great password manager was to keep your passwords in an encrypted vault. Now the best password managers give you the option to sync or keep them local only, change web passwords with a click, log in to sites for you, and more. This week, we're looking at five of the best options.


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Very useful tools!
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Farid Mheir's curator insight, September 10, 2016 12:00 AM

Whichever you select, use a password manager. Do it now.

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How Dropbox securely stores your passwords: an inside look at top-tier cloud protection

How Dropbox securely stores your passwords: an inside look at top-tier cloud protection | It's a digital world | Scoop.it

In this post, we want to share more details of our current password storage mechanism and our reasoning behind it. Our password storage scheme relies on three different layers of cryptographic protections, as the figure below illustrates. For ease of elucidation, in the figure and below we omit any mention of binary encoding (base64).


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Cloud security is a serious business! This article shows how Dropbox does it.
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Farid Mheir's curator insight, September 27, 2016 9:40 PM

Very technical summary from dropbox of their password encryption algorithm.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

I expect all cloud service providers to treat my information as confidential, starting with my passwords. With the care and attention that dropbox protects its password, you can see how top tier cloud providers - Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook - will most often be more secure than anything you can do, even if you are a fairly large corporation. Trust cloud services as they are probably more secure than whatever your internal IT can provide. It is their bread and butter and their reputation - and ultimately their whole business - relies on it.

Parfait Pouliotte's curator insight, October 11, 2016 7:24 AM

Sweet.

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How to Bury Negative Google Results ?

How to Bury Negative Google Results ? | It's a digital world | Scoop.it

Here is a quick guide for marketing departments, techies or individuals to assist in burying negative search results on Google. Do keep in mind that the effectiveness of these actions will be determined by 1. the effort you are able to put into it and 2. The SEO and value of the site hosting the negative content.


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Simple approach to manage online reputation.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, September 21, 2013 6:19 PM

Part of the new reality of the digital life, is how to manage the good and the bad. Here a very practical (if not easy) approach.