Looking For a WhatsApp Alternative? Check Out These 5 Interesting Alternatives

By Dan Lavie / March 1, 2014

WhatsApp has been under fire since it was purchased by Facebook. Want to change? Check out the following 5 alternatives for WhatsApp alternatives. Telegram Messenger (free) This Russian app is very similar to WhatsApp in appearance and use. According to the company, it is the most downloaded app in 11 countries. Telegram focuses on privacy and has developed its own security protocol. Telegram offers a reward of 200,000 USD for anyone able to breach its system. Telegram is free of…

Iran’s Virtual Reality – Politicians Are Active on Twitter and Facebook!

By Dan Lavie / December 31, 2013

“Hello world, we are tweeting without restrictions from Iran”  With this enticing tweet, Dutch journalist Thomas Erdbrink announced from the capital of Iran that Iranians  would be able to post on Twitter and Facebook. However, a day later the digital freedom seemed to be the result of a “technical malfunctioning”. Social media is a delicate topic for Iranian authorities. Iranian President Hassan Rouhaniproclaimed during his election that he wanted to open up internet access. Rouhani himself has an active Twitter…

Can RSA and EMC Repair Their Brand Damage Courtesy Of The NSA Scandal?

By Dan Lavie / December 24, 2013

Reuters broke the story that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) had inked a confidential contract with RSA, a subsidiary of EMC. According to Reuters: “Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show that the NSA created and promulgated a flawed formula for generating random numbers to create a ‘back door’ in encryption products. RSA received $10 million in a deal that set the NSA formula as the preferred, or default, method for number generation.” Not a bad deal…

Google’s Clever Ploy – The Mystery of the Two Barges

By Dan Lavie / November 17, 2013

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is one of the largest data users in the world. It created a viral storm when news broke that the search giant was rumored to build a floating data center on a barge in the San Francisco Bay. A similar structure was recently constructed on a barge in Portland barge. Both barges are registered to the By And Large LCC shell company. It was pointed out that the structures would be consistent with Google’s patent for building offshore…

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