The Technology Paradox

I was born in 1994 in India. That was the year when Netscape Navigator became the market leader for web browsing and Sun Microsystems released the computer programming language named “Java”.

I saw a computer for the first time in my parent’s office. It was powered by Windows 2000. A rush of joy filled myself when I figured out how to double-click on a mouse. A few years later, I held a mobile phone in my hand for the first time. It was the legendary Nokia 3310. By the end of my middle school, my elder brother bought a laptop with the highest possible configuration present at that time. Connecting to the internet via dial-up connection became a routine and the first website I surfed was MSN.

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Yes, you’re being watched. No, it’s not a violation.

Data Privacy has been a concern for a very long time. With the row over Facebook-Cambridge analytica controversy, everyone has started talking about Data Privacy. And, many of us are not aware what’s exactly happening on the other end whenever we use an Application.

Yes, software companies track your journey within their apps/services and that’s not a violation. The problem arises when your personal data is breached/compromised/stolen.

Let me explain in detail.

Right from the post which you’re reading now to the last pizza you ordered in a food delivery app, every single action of yours is being logged on a server. This is an era of big data analytics. The insights delivered by the data harvested through the customer’s usage is precious for the future growth of any company.

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Social media, an insecure confined space of the 21st century kids – Part 1

Live videos, enhanced IM services, 360° photos, Instagram’s and WhatsApp’s stories, and the swipe right/left for a match!

The internet has changed the way we live and the way we socialize.

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I still remember the day I joined Facebook. I had only two friends for a period of 12-18 months as there weren’t any members whom I knew. Then, the account went inactive for a year (I didn’t know what to do with that). Slowly, the word spread about Facebook and one after the other, new members joined and successfully sent their first “HI“.

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A couple of Announcements

These are the following announcements!

MOBILE APP

The most exciting announcement is, we from The Muse Within are releasing our official android app. You can read, comment, like and share our posts right from your mobile phone. There are more interesting features getting added up.

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Here is the link to download the mobile app.

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Become a contributor at The Muse Within and get an opportunity to collaborate with writers and readers from various parts of the world. Your writings will go through a review process and then will get published. You are open to writing on any topic. If you are interested, click this link and fill up the simple form.

Contributors will get featured on our facebook page and website.