Tired of being snooped on by Big-Corps and Governments? Time to step up your game by endorsing these public-charities.

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So you want to converse, browse and talk freely? You are tired of the government snooping on you and corporations selling your data to the highest advertiser? Read on.

From texting, video-conferencing, browsing to emailing, here are ways you can step up your privacy game today.

First, what is a non-profit? An organization that has a fiduciary responsibility to spend donations/revenues to further a specific mission rather than engage in the personal enrichment of its founders or employees. In the US, the IRS grants 501(c)(3) status to the best non-profits. Also, donations to 501(c)(3) organizations are tax deductible.

Non profits…


Passwords compromise security

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I forget my passwords all the time. So do you. The average person spends more than 12 minutes/week entering or resetting passwords, and juggles 70 logins to keep their virtual life going. It’s tiresome to keep proving to these portals that you are you.

Authentication in the physical world relies on government issued ID cards. In the virtual world, passwords are still the norm. Between these worlds, a new reality is starting to emerge: the meta-verse. In this new cyber-physical reality, we should ditch the password altogether.

Passwords make your organization less safe

Passwords account for 81% of all hacking related security breaches. The core problem…


Hackers, Trackers and Fakers — today’s web is not secure. Here’s how Web 3.0 will fix many of these issues.

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Just because a product employs “end-to-end” encryption means little to nothing. As it turns out, the very design philosophies of Web 2.0 are rife with privacy and security flaws.

In this article, we take a look at three major buckets of security issues on the Internet. We also paint a vivid picture of how future architectures will overcome these issues, including our efforts at SecureMeeting.

Primer

In a 2018 Vanity Fair article, the founder and inventor of the world wide web…


Step up your security game by picking the right browser. Review: Chrome, Firefox, Brave and Tor.

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We are the product of a $200Bn advertisement industry hard at work.

While you use web-browsers to surf the web, ad-serving agencies are using your browsing logs to peek into your soul.

This article reviews four web-browsers to help you step up your online security. For full disclosure, the author is not affiliated with any of these browsers/companies in any way, shape or form.

Two simple definitions before we get started: (i) security: how the browser defends you from malicious code on a website, and (ii) privacy: preserving your identity across sites and sessions.

#4 Chrome

What is it? Owned by Google…


Internet traffic will be radically different in the coming decade.

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A brand new category of Internet traffic is emerging. The very signature of Internet content is about to be rewritten.

This article takes a look at what ultra-low latency live streaming is, six enabling applications for it, and categories of markets that are poised for hyper-growth.

Video traffic on the rise

There was no “video” on the Internet for the first 30 years. Today, video streaming accounts for more than 75% of all traffic on the Internet (up from a mere 37% from a decade ago). …


Grasping basic concepts, terminologies and architectures

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This post is a part of a long series of articles we’re releasing to the developer community to help everyone build amazing live streaming solutions — Team SecureMeeting.

So you want to build a live streaming solution, and you are torn between different architectures? You understand the power of live streaming, but the sheer volume of esoteric jargon has bogged you down? We are here to help!

If you have a basic understanding of networking, we aim for this series of posts to be everything you need to grasp WebRTC live streaming.

What is WebRTC, and why is it awesome?


Grasping basic concepts, terminologies and architectures

This post is a part of a long series of articles we’re releasing to the developer community to help everyone build amazing live streaming solutions — Team SecureMeeting.

So you want to build a live streaming solution, and you are torn between different architectures? You understand the power of live streaming, but the sheer volume of esoteric jargon has bogged you down? We are here to help!

If you have a basic understanding of networking, we aim for this series of posts to be everything you need to grasp WebRTC live streaming.

What is WebRTC, and why is it awesome?


Stop pandemic surveillance on it’s heels by switching to these products

Pandemic surveillance is real. As we spend almost all of our lives online, we open ourselves up to surveillance by big-corporations, governments and hackers who get a real-time glimpse of everything we do online.

We scoured the Internet and tried a variety of tools to help you come up with concrete steps to thwart this pattern.

Step #1 Acceptance

Time required: Possibly our whole lives

First, accept the fact that all our conversations, calls, chat, email, searching and browsing patterns are logged into massive data-servers. Big-corps like to justify this by claiming…

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